So many sides of the story

In my line of work, it is often said that there are two sides to one story.

But what happens when there is more than two? How does one represent a clear and accurate picture that is satisfying to all parties concerned? Everyone wants to be heard right?

A simple way is to distil everything to just a few major points, cutting out all minor arguments and viewpoints.

But it then becomes a case of might is right – the strongest opinions come to the forefront, washing out the subtleties of the issue.

Are the subtleties important? How do they temper one’s view of things?

Or is there is just one core issue to every multifaceted problem? If we do deal with the core of the problem, does that mean that the other viewpoints are solved to the same extent?