Voicing – what’s not spoken about in your organisation?
This picture was originally one of a series we have produced to visualise the key themes from Bill Isaacs’ Dialogue model, one of several dialogue models we’ve played with over the years. This picture speaks to the theme of “Voicing”. Here’s Isaacs’ description:
To speak to your voice is perhaps one of the most challenging aspects of genuine dialogue. Speaking your voice has to do with revealing what is true for you regardless of other influences that might be brought to bear.
To say it’s challenging strikes us as a massive understatement! Most organisational cultures seem to conspire to ensure that the really difficult issues remain unspoken. This helps preserve the safety of the status quo, but creates an enormous barrier to change.