Six Thinking HatsSource: http://www.expertprogrammanagement.com/2011/05/six-thinking-hats/
Everyone wears the same hat at the same time.
The yellow hat Positive
Think positively,optimistically, constructively Focus on the good things
What is good about this idea?
BulletinA quick question to break the ice – whyare you such a fan of yellow ties?Hans-Ulrich DoerigIt’s true – for years now, I’ve almost always worn ayellow tie. I’m sure that there are also lots of very niceones that aren’t yellow, but I just think that a yellow tie isa pleasant, cheery contrast to the dark suits that are thenorm in our industry. Who knows, perhaps yellow tiesalso come across as more direct and aggressive. I justfind the color yellow very positive. But don’t worry – Idon’t wear yellow suits!SourcesCredit Suisse Magazine ”bulletin”, May/June 2009.https://www.credit-suisse.com/governance/en/pop_s_cv_doerig.jsp
What strengths / benefits / advantages do you see?
Biggest benefits – prioritised:126.96.36.199.5.
The black hat Critical
What weaknesses / disadvantages / risks are there?
Look cautiously and defensively at the bad points of the idea Think about why it will not work.What could possibly go wrong? See risks, dangers, problems
Biggest risks – prioritised:188.8.131.52.5.
The red hatEmotional
How many of you have hearts that tell you that it is the right thing to do?Source: http://www.pixelio.de/details.php?image_id=476364&mode=search
How will other people react emotionally?
How do you feel about…?
High energy Alert Nervous Excited Stressed Happy Upset Sad Contented Depressed Relaxed Fatigued Calm Low energySource: http://hmi.ewi.utwente.nl/verslagen/capita-selecta/CS-Zimmerman-Jurrit.pdf
In a hierarchically organized culture, where everyone will try to agree with the feelings expressed by the manager, avoid starting with the red hat.SourceEdward de Bono. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kd7kwcVVw3w
The green hat Creative
How can you improve the idea / the proposal?
What other creative solutions do you see?
Think creatively and develop new ideas See possibilities, alternatives, new approaches Make suggestions
The white hat Factual
What information do we have? Look objectively / neutrally at facts and numbers
What other information do we need?
The blue hat Control
Blue Hat at thestart of the process
Set goals What are we going to think about? How long time will we spend on each of the hats?
Blue Hat at theend of the process
Draw out conclusions of results, i.e. of what is acchieved Make decisions and action plans
Evaluate the processHow was this thinking process for you?What do you think worked well?
Some sourceshttp://www.associatedcontent.com/video/911143/de_bonos_six_hats_explained.html?cat=55http://www.adb.org/documents/information/knowledge-solutions/wearing-six-thinking-hats.pdfhttp://www.educationplanner.ca/files/Six%20Thinking%20Hats.pdfhttp://www.foodsec.org/DL/course/shortcourseFK/en/pdf/trainerresources/PG_SixThinkingHats.pdfhttp://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/newTED_07.htmhttp://www.usingmindmaps.com/support-files/six-thinking-hats.pdfhttp://www.venturecup.dk/media(77,1033)/Creative_Thinking_-_Presentation.pdfhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0x49-xoqkyMhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RdC3nkYzj5kDe Bono, Edward: Six Thinking Hats. Back Bay Books. Hachette Book Group.