It was a stunning day. Clear blue skies and not a cloud anywhere. I went outside with my dog to enjoy a few minutes of the day. My large cedar tree was a brilliant green against the backdrop of the blue sky. The birds were chirping and frogs croaking. I couldn’t see them, but their chorus indicated they were many. Then my dog let out a few loud barks and the chorus stopped.
That’s the thing about a loud voice. It can drown out or silence the group. Creating balance in your organization so all the voices can be heard is an art. How are you doing at creating the conditions for all the voices to be heard?