Six Thinking Hats Overview

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  • Six Thinking Hats Overview

    1. 1. Six Thinking Hats ® As a Meeting Management Tool Presented by: de Bono Consulting (A Resources Unlimited Company) www.deBonoConsulting.com
    2. 2. Benefits Of The Six Thinking Hat Framework <ul><li>Parallel </li></ul>Improve Exploration Save Time Improve Creativity & Innovation Adversarial Foster Collaborative Thinking NOT
    3. 3. 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 more than 70 books in 40 languages </li></ul><ul><li>Originator of Six Thinking Hats, Lateral Thinking, Direct Attention Thinking Tools, Course in Creativity, Focus on Facilitation, Simplicity and Six Value Medals </li></ul>
    4. 4. Results Around The World <ul><li>Since 1993 over 600,000 trained </li></ul><ul><li>In use by many of the largest & most successful organizations worldwide </li></ul><ul><li>Works well in different cultures </li></ul><ul><li>Applies at all levels & across disciplines </li></ul>
    5. 5. The Basics <ul><li>There are six different imaginary hats that you can put on or take off. </li></ul><ul><li>Think of the “hats” as thinking icons. </li></ul><ul><li>Each hat is a different color and represents a different type or mode of thinking. </li></ul><ul><li>We all wear the same hat (do the same type of thinking) at the same time. </li></ul><ul><li>When we change hats - we change our thinking. </li></ul>
    6. 6. FOCUS Blue Hat Managing The Thinking Setting The Focus Making Summaries Overviews  Conclusions Action Plans <ul><li>Green Hat </li></ul><ul><li>Creative Thinking </li></ul><ul><li>Possibilities  Alternatives </li></ul><ul><li>New Ideas  New Concepts </li></ul><ul><li>Overcome Black Hat Problems & Reinforce Yellow Hat Values </li></ul>Black Hat Why It May Not Work Cautions  Dangers Problems  Faults Logical Reasons Must Be Given Yellow Hat Why It May Work Values & Benefits (Both Known & Potential) The Good In It Logical Reasons Must Be Given Red Hat Feelings & Intuition Emotions Or Hunches “ At This Point” No Reasons or Justification Keep It Short White Hat Information & Data Neutral & Objective Checked & Believed Facts Missing Information & Where To Source It
    7. 7. White Hat Information & Data Neutral & Objective Checked & Believed Facts Missing Information & Where To Source It Red Hat Feelings & Intuition Emotions Or Hunches “ At This Point” No Reasons or Justification Keep It Short Black Hat Why It May Not Work Cautions  Dangers Problems  Faults Logical Reasons Must Be Given Yellow Hat Why It May Work Values & Benefits (Both Known & Potential) The Good In It Logical Reasons Must Be Given <ul><li>Green Hat </li></ul><ul><li>Creative Thinking </li></ul><ul><li>Possibilities  Alternatives </li></ul><ul><li>New Ideas  New Concepts </li></ul><ul><li>Overcome Black Hat Problems & Reinforce Yellow Hat Values </li></ul>Blue Hat Managing The Thinking Setting The Focus Making Summaries Overviews  Conclusions Action Plans FOCUS
    8. 8. Facilitator’s Role Has Completed Six Thinking Hats or Focus on Facilitation workshops <ul><li>Define the focus of your thinking </li></ul><ul><li>Plan the sequence and timing of the thinking </li></ul><ul><li>Ask for changes in the thinking if needed </li></ul><ul><li>Handle requests from the group for changes in the thinking </li></ul><ul><li>Form periodic or final summaries of the thinking for consideration by the team </li></ul>x
    9. 9. Participant’s Role Attending a meeting Facilitated by a trained Six Thinking Hats or Focus on Facilitator Leader <ul><li>Follow the lead of trained Six Thinking Hats facilitator </li></ul><ul><li>Stick to the hat (type of thinking) that is in current use </li></ul><ul><li>Try to work within the time limits </li></ul><ul><li>Contribute honestly & fully under each of the hats </li></ul>
    10. 10. Six Thinking Hats ® A Framework For Parallel Thinking In Teams <ul><li>For information on becoming a Six Thinking Hats leader / facilitator please contact: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>de Bono Consulting Worldwide Leader in de Bono Thinking Systems Training </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>800.278.1292 or 515.278.1292 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>www.deBonoConsulitng.com </li></ul></ul></ul>

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