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Six Thinking Hats Final Ppt

  1. 1. Different People, Different Views! Dog Pool Lanterns Food Walls
  2. 2. What is parallel thinking? <ul><li>At any moment everyone is looking in the same direction. </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is 6 Thinking Hats? <ul><li>Technique for effective meetings & problem solving. </li></ul><ul><li>NOT “What is” </li></ul><ul><li>“ What can be” </li></ul><ul><li>Experience & Intelligence of EVERYONE is used in EACH direction. </li></ul><ul><li>Explore the subject! E.g. Court of Law </li></ul>1
  4. 4. <ul><li>Facts & Figures </li></ul><ul><li>Neutral & Objective Eg. Computer </li></ul><ul><li>E.g. Last month, there has been a 25% decrease in the sale of cheese pizzas, due to the inclination towards having a low fat diet. </li></ul><ul><li>Two kinds of facts: </li></ul><ul><li>- Checked facts </li></ul><ul><li>- Unchecked (Believed) facts </li></ul>Let’s put on the WHITE HAT !!!!!!!
  5. 5. <ul><li>“ I feel” </li></ul><ul><li>It gives opportunity to express: Feelings, Emotions and Intuition (experience). </li></ul><ul><li>E.g. My red hat thinking tells me that you want to oppose the merger to preserve your job rather than to benefit the shareholders. </li></ul><ul><li>No justifications. </li></ul>Let’s put on the RED HAT !!!!!!!
  6. 6. <ul><li>NEGATIVE & PESSIMISTIC </li></ul><ul><li>CAUTIOUS & CAREFUL </li></ul><ul><li>HELPS IN DETECTING FLAWS </li></ul><ul><li>LOGICAL </li></ul><ul><li>OVERUSE OF BLACK HAT </li></ul>Let’s put on the BLACK HAT !!!!!!!
  7. 7. <ul><li>OPTIMISTIC </li></ul><ul><li>SPECULATIVE POSITIVE </li></ul><ul><li>CONSTRUCTIVE & GENERATIVE </li></ul><ul><li>HOPE </li></ul>EVERY CLOUD HAS A SILVER LINING Let’s put on the YELLOW HAT !!!!!!!
  8. 8. <ul><li>New Ideas, Concepts and Perception. </li></ul><ul><li>New Approaches toward the problem. </li></ul><ul><li>Change </li></ul><ul><li>Alternatives and Options. </li></ul><ul><li>Humor </li></ul><ul><li>Beyond what is well known. </li></ul>Let’s put on the GREEN HAT !!!!!!!
  9. 9. Let’s put on the BLUE HAT !!!!!!! <ul><li>Instructions to think </li></ul><ul><li>Organization of thought </li></ul><ul><li>Control and Respect of the rules </li></ul><ul><li>Right Questions </li></ul><ul><li>Define the problem </li></ul><ul><li>Define the Targets </li></ul><ul><li>Explorative Questions </li></ul><ul><li>Summaries and Conclusions </li></ul>
  10. 11. How to Use the Hat <ul><li>Single Use </li></ul><ul><li>Sequence Use </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Evolving Sequence </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Preset Sequence </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Group and Individual </li></ul><ul><li>Individual in Group </li></ul>
  11. 12. Rules to be followed while using hats <ul><li>Discipline </li></ul><ul><li>Direction not description </li></ul><ul><li>Timing </li></ul><ul><li>No fixed sequence to follow. </li></ul><ul><li>Blue hat should always be used both at beginning and at end. </li></ul>
  12. 13. Premise set-up of 6 Thinking Hats Lets decode how Human mind functions.
  13. 14. Perspective about Six Thinking hats.
  14. 15. Leading corporations where practice of 6 Hats Thinking was a run-away success: <ul><li>IBM </li></ul><ul><li>Statoil ( Norway) </li></ul><ul><li>Siemens </li></ul><ul><li>Ford </li></ul><ul><li>McKinsey </li></ul><ul><li>Ericsson </li></ul>
  15. 16. Advantages of adopting Six Hats method thinking
  16. 17. <ul><li>Focused Thinking </li></ul><ul><li>Emphasis on parallel thinking </li></ul><ul><li>Symbolic role </li></ul><ul><li>Transformer of personality </li></ul><ul><li>Removes ego </li></ul><ul><li>Saves time </li></ul><ul><li>Empowers organization </li></ul>
  17. 18. Manager’s Toolkit for Problem Solving Six Thinking Hats
  18. 19. Problem Statement / Scenario <ul><li>IT Manager identifies reduced productivity in his team </li></ul><ul><li>Few areas impacting productivity of the team </li></ul><ul><ul><li>More working hours leading to fatigue </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tight schedule and missed deadlines </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Difficulty in dealing with customer complaints </li></ul></ul><ul><li>All these areas are related to Work Load Pressure </li></ul>
  19. 20. Approach to Problem Solving <ul><li>Approach:1 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Identify solutions to each of the problem </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Approach:2 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Identify problem based on facts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Analyze problem from various perspective </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Generate ideas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Come to a consensus by the entire team and select feasible solutions </li></ul></ul>Logically, Approach 2 is a better choice A technique to adapt this approach is to use Six Thinking Hats
  20. 21. Using Six Thinking Hats <ul><li>White Hat : Facts and Figures </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Example of some information / data to be gathered : </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No of defects, customer complaints </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Overtime / weekends spent at work </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Estimation & planning to identify missed deadlines </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Business and technical knowledge of the team </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Black Hat : Negatives of current scenario </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ineffective planning and estimation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Less members in the team than estimated </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lack of business knowledge training </li></ul></ul>
  21. 22. Using Six Thinking Hats <ul><li>Yellow Hat : Positives of current scenario </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Team is technically sound </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Good team work that can be enhanced further </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Red Hat : Feelings of the team </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Team Size should be increased </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Target date should be extended </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Allowance must be given for overtime </li></ul></ul>
  22. 23. Using Six Thinking Hats <ul><li>Green Hat : Solutions by creative thinking </li></ul><ul><ul><li>‘ Work from home’ concept </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Business Knowledge Training to be imparted </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Daily interaction with customer to update project </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Proper sharing of work load among existing team </li></ul></ul>
  23. 24. Conclusion <ul><li>Consensus from the team for the solution </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss suggestions as listed under Red and Green Hats </li></ul><ul><li>Analyze feasibility of each of the suggestion </li></ul><ul><li>Come to a consensus as agreed by all participants </li></ul><ul><li>Implement suggested solution/s </li></ul><ul><li>Track the problem scenario after implementation </li></ul>
  24. 25. Kinjal Davda 15 Preeti K 32 Anjali Mendhe 38 Chirag Joshi 28 Hemant 46 Shraddha Mudras 43 Presented By :

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