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How to apply  6 Thinking Hats Presentation By:  Bijoy Viswanadhan Ref : Six Thinking Hats  by  Edward de Bono Submitted on...
The Originator Dr. Edward de Bono <ul><li>M.D., Ph.D., (philosophy, medicine & psychology), Rhodes scholar </li></ul><ul><...
Traditional Approach <ul><li>In an argument often both sides are right, but looking at different aspects of the situation....
Parallel Thinking <ul><li>At any moment everyone is looking in the same direction. </li></ul><ul><li>It is co-operative , ...
Advantage of Parallel thinking <ul><li>Parallel Thinking is unbundle, constructive, creative Thinking. </li></ul><ul><li>P...
Concept Over view
The 6 Thinking Hats 8 Creative Facts Emotion Negative Logic Positive Thinking Control
How to apply Hats in thinking <ul><li>There are six different hats that you can put on or take off (can be imaginary or no...
<ul><li>Power </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The intelligence, experience and knowledge of all members is fully used. </li></ul></u...
Ways to use this method <ul><li>Individually (i.e., thinking alone)  </li></ul><ul><li>In conversation </li></ul><ul><li>I...
Organizational Advantage <ul><li>It helps organization in following ways </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Explore a subject </li></ul...
Applied 6 hat thinking <ul><li>Steps to drive a Six Hat thinking session </li></ul><ul><li>Agree on the Focus Subject </li...
Applied 6 hat thinking (cont.) <ul><li>1.Agree on the Subject Focus </li></ul><ul><li>Need to declare the derails of Subje...
Applied 6 hat thinking (cont.) <ul><li>2. Prepare for the discussion </li></ul><ul><li>Participants should have organize f...
Applied 6 hat thinking (cont.) <ul><li>3.Gather Information </li></ul><ul><li>Participant will be gathering information by...
Hats Ranking Self Development Success High Low Low High 11 Control Creative Positive Thinking Facts Negative Logic Emotion
Applied 6 hat thinking (cont.) <ul><li>4.Understand the information gathered </li></ul><ul><li>Proper understanding the in...
Applied 6 hat thinking (cont.) <ul><li>5. Decide the best Quick & Easly. </li></ul><ul><li>Collection and organization of ...
Thank You I hear and I forget.  I see and I remember.  I do and I understand.    --Confucius
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How to apply 6 Hat Thinking `

  1. 1. How to apply 6 Thinking Hats Presentation By: Bijoy Viswanadhan Ref : Six Thinking Hats by Edward de Bono Submitted on : Feb 2010
  2. 2. The Originator Dr. Edward de Bono <ul><li>M.D., Ph.D., (philosophy, medicine & psychology), Rhodes scholar </li></ul><ul><li>World-renowned consultant to business, governments, schools and industry </li></ul><ul><li>Author of 62 books in 40 languages </li></ul><ul><li>Originator of Six Thinking Hats, Lateral Thinking and Direct Attention Thinking Tools </li></ul>
  3. 3. Traditional Approach <ul><li>In an argument often both sides are right, but looking at different aspects of the situation. </li></ul><ul><li>Each side seeks to prove that the other side is wrong. </li></ul><ul><li>It completely lacks a constructive, creative or design element </li></ul>Argument or Adversarial Thinking a b
  4. 4. Parallel Thinking <ul><li>At any moment everyone is looking in the same direction. </li></ul><ul><li>It is co-operative , co-ordinate, constructive thinking. </li></ul><ul><li>A simple and practical way of carrying out ‘Parallel Thinking' is the Six Hats method </li></ul>b a b
  5. 5. Advantage of Parallel thinking <ul><li>Parallel Thinking is unbundle, constructive, creative Thinking. </li></ul><ul><li>Parallel Thinking is co-operative exploration . </li></ul><ul><li>Parallel Thinking separates Ego & Performance. </li></ul><ul><li>Parallel Thinking provides switching modes. </li></ul><ul><li>Parallel Thinking increases the awareness </li></ul>
  6. 6. Concept Over view
  7. 7. The 6 Thinking Hats 8 Creative Facts Emotion Negative Logic Positive Thinking Control
  8. 8. How to apply Hats in thinking <ul><li>There are six different hats that you can put on or take off (can be imaginary or not). </li></ul><ul><li>Think of the “hats” as thinking icons. </li></ul><ul><li>Each hat has a different color and represents a different type or mode of thinking. </li></ul><ul><li>In groups, all wear the same hat (do the same type of thinking) at the same time. </li></ul><ul><li>When hats change – our thinking changes. </li></ul><ul><li>You can use the hats for single use or in a sequential way. </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Power </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The intelligence, experience and knowledge of all members is fully used. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Time Saving </li></ul><ul><ul><li>In U.S. managers spend nearly 40% of their time in meetings. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Thoughts are laid out in parallel. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Removal of Ego </li></ul><ul><ul><li>People tend to use thinking to parade their egos… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Neutral and objective exploration of a subject. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>One Thing at a Time </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You cannot be sensitized in different directions at the same time. </li></ul></ul>Results
  10. 10. Ways to use this method <ul><li>Individually (i.e., thinking alone) </li></ul><ul><li>In conversation </li></ul><ul><li>In meetings </li></ul><ul><li>Reports and presentations </li></ul>
  11. 11. Organizational Advantage <ul><li>It helps organization in following ways </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Explore a subject </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Make Decisions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Save Time </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Applied 6 hat thinking <ul><li>Steps to drive a Six Hat thinking session </li></ul><ul><li>Agree on the Focus Subject </li></ul><ul><li>Prepare for the discussion </li></ul><ul><li>Collate information by using hats on sequence </li></ul><ul><li>Understand gathered information </li></ul><ul><li>Decide the best way </li></ul>
  13. 13. Applied 6 hat thinking (cont.) <ul><li>1.Agree on the Subject Focus </li></ul><ul><li>Need to declare the derails of Subject matter before the meeting </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Helps participant’s subject Matter focus </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Helps to prevent loss of focus </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Helps participants to collect all the data about it </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Applied 6 hat thinking (cont.) <ul><li>2. Prepare for the discussion </li></ul><ul><li>Participants should have organize facts & figures. </li></ul><ul><li>Prepare to present data and information (white hat session) in meeting. </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid the need for a break-out for collection of data </li></ul>
  15. 15. Applied 6 hat thinking (cont.) <ul><li>3.Gather Information </li></ul><ul><li>Participant will be gathering information by using different hats No defined Sequence, it will be derived with ever y situation. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Blue Hat thinking is controlling the thinking process. All are expected use blue hat to ensure the session, successful. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>An action Plan is produced to deliver the output and ensure the expectations are met </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Hats Ranking Self Development Success High Low Low High 11 Control Creative Positive Thinking Facts Negative Logic Emotion
  17. 17. Applied 6 hat thinking (cont.) <ul><li>4.Understand the information gathered </li></ul><ul><li>Proper understanding the information gathered thru the discussion </li></ul><ul><li>Structure the information by categories & filter. </li></ul><ul><li>This will help the out come of discussion to derive the details like risk, alternatives options etc. </li></ul>
  18. 18. Applied 6 hat thinking (cont.) <ul><li>5. Decide the best Quick & Easly. </li></ul><ul><li>Collection and organization of information will provide the insight to decide the best way forward. </li></ul>
  19. 19. Thank You I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand. --Confucius

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