Six Thinking Hats


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Role of Six Thinking Hats of Lateral Thinking, Edward DeBono.
Blue, White, Red, Yellow, Green, Black Hats.

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Six Thinking Hats

  1. 1. SIX THINKING HATS OF LATERAL THINKING •Rohan Solanki 1310 •Kalyani Mudliar 1289 •Afreen Shaikh 1307 •Nikhat Rajput 1302 •Snehal Zanzarkia 1321 •Nilesh Pandey •Prabhu Hosmani 1282
  2. 2. Six hats are??? Concept by Edward De Bono Six hats of six colors for six types of thinking  Each hat identifies a type of thinking  Hats are the directions of thinking Hats help a group use parallel thinking  You can “put on” and “take off” a hat Used for  Problem solving  Strategic planning  Running meetings  Much more
  3. 3. Summary of Six Hats… Blue: Control & organization of thinking White: Objective facts & figures Red: Emotions & feelings Yellow: Hope, positive & speculative Green: Creativity, ideas & lateral thinking Black: Cautious & careful
  4. 4. BLUE HAT
  5. 5. BLUE HAT• Thinking about the process• Instructions for thinking• The organization of thinking• Control of the other hats• Discipline and focus
  6. 6. Role of Blue Hat…• Control of thinking & the process• Begin & end session with blue hat• Facilitator, session leader’s role• Choreography • open, sequence, close • Focus: what should we be thinking about • Asking the right questions • Defining & clarifying the problem • Setting the thinking tasks
  7. 7. WHITE
  8. 8. WHITE HAT• Neutral, objective information• Facts & figures• Questions: what do we know, what don’t we know, what do we need to know• Excludes opinions, hunches, judgments• Removes feelings & impressions• Two tiers of facts • Believed Facts • Checked Facts
  9. 9. REDHAT
  10. 10. RED HAT• Emotions & feelings• Hunches, intuitions, impressions• Doesn’t have to be logical or consistent• No justifications, reasons or basis• All decisions are emotional in the end
  11. 11. YELLOW HAT
  12. 12. YELLOW HAT• Positive & speculative• Positive thinking, optimism, opportunity• Benefits• Best-case scenarios• Exploration• Helps keep on going
  13. 13. GREEN HAT
  14. 14. GREEN HAT• New ideas, concepts, perceptions• Deliberate creation of new ideas• Alternatives and more alternatives• New approaches to problems• Creative & lateral thinking
  15. 15. BLACK HAT
  16. 16. BLACK HAT• Cautious and careful• Logical negative – why it won’t work• Critical judgment, pessimistic view• Separates logical negative from emotional• Focus on errors, evidence, conclusions• Logical & truthful, but not necessarily fair
  17. 17. Benefits of the Six ThinkingHats? Provides a common language Experience & intelligence of each person (Diversity of thought) Use more of our brains Helps people work against type, preference Removal of ego (reduce confrontation) Save time Focus (one thing at a time) Create, evaluate & implement action plans