The fear of getting it wrong:

Public, donor and organisational scrutiny are prevalent but perhaps not as pervasive as self-scrutiny. Supporters tend to be conscientious - their own harshest critic - and because their motives are to help, unintentionally doing harm is one of their greatest fears.

I am feeling unsupported and disconnected from my organisation. I do the work anyway but I have no way of knowing if what I'm doing is good for the people. I am supporting the people anyway. Without support I am doing what I hope is best – but it creates anxiety. Nobuko Kamata - Japan

I think one of the core stressors is the concept of 'Do no harm.' It is the number one listed principle on a page of 20. What is going to be doing no harm at this stage? Are we going to be doing harm by rushing in there? Do you have to wait and see? That do no harm pressure means people wait too long or they are not sure that what they are doing is helpful. Alexina Baldini - CIMA

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