Agenda Background Purpose Six Thinking Hats & Activities Group Exercise
Background Group Decision Making or Thinking Model Created by Dr. Edward De Bono Author Expert Speaker Professor (Harvard, Cambridge, Oxford) Premise of Model: Look at problem from the same thinking perspective - parallel thinking. Hats can be taken on and off - implies flexibility. Address common pitfalls of group decision making.
My Hat it Has 4 Corners! What is What is What is What is your view your view your view your viewfrom here? from here? from here? from here? Parallel Thinking brings us to one window where together, we can see much more!
What’s Under the Hat? Time Saving Removal of Ego One Thing at a Time Gives Each Part of the Process Its Due Aligns Thinking ProcessAllows for role-playing
What the Hats Are Not They are not categories of people; everyone can use all the hats The are not a thinking description, but a thinking direction They are not right or wrong
The 6 Hats White: Information Red: IntuitiveBlack: Judgment Yellow: Benefits Green: Creative Blue: Organizing
Review - Off the Hat Rack Blue: Organizing White: Information Red: Intuitive Yellow: Benefits Green: Creative Black: Judgment
How to Pull a Bunny from a Hat Use any hat as often as needed Not necessary to use every hat Generally time under each hat should beshort Requires discipline, i.e. people must playalong
What Hat Should I Wear Today? The order you used thehats (sequencing) is criticalto their effective use; it canbe preset or evolving The blue hat should beused to help orchestrate theuse of the other hats Look at the qualities of thehat and the nature of thedecision to dictate sequence
How the 7C’s Can Use the 6 Hats Thinking is messy, it ebbs and flows in different directions; people are not always aware of their thought processes Six Thinking Hats uses parallel thinking to simplify the process of collaboration, keeps arguments at bay (Controversy with Civility) and moves groups toward their common purpose This afternoon you will have a chance to put the 6 Thinking Hats into practice