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Creativity @ work 6 --- 6 thinking hats

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  • 1. Creativity @ the Workplace 6 THINKING HATS
  • 2. Edward de Bono
  • 3. A mental metaphor Critical Thinking
  • 4. Purpose of the Hats • Problem solving • Strategic planning • Conducting effective meetings
  • 5. Benefits • • • • • • • Common language Diversity Use MORE brains Eliminates stereotyping, preferences Reduces confrontation Save time Focused!
  • 6. The Application • Any hat, any time • Sequence – go with the flow / pre-set • Timed – short for each hat
  • 7. The Blue Hat Roles • • • • Control the process Beginning & ending Facilitator Choreographer – Open, sequence, close – Focus – Ask the right questions – Set the thinking tasks
  • 8. White Hat Roles • • • • • Neutral Objective Exclude opinions, hunches, judgments Remove feelings Factual
  • 9. Red Hat Roles • Don’t have to be logical • Don’t have to be consistent • No justifications, reasons or basis
  • 10. Yellow Hat Roles • • • • • • Positive Speculative Opportunities Benefits Best-case scenarios Exploration
  • 11. Green Hat Roles • Creation of new ideas • Alternatives, alternatives, and MORE alternatives • New approaches • Creative and lateral thinking
  • 12. Black Hat Roles • • • • • Cautious Logical negative Critical, pessimistic view Focus on errors, evidence, conclusions Logical & truthful, not necessarily fair