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6 thinking hats revised s12


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6 thinking hats revised s12

  1. 1. Six Thinking Hats®
  2. 2. Agenda Background Purpose Six Thinking Hats & Activities Group Exercise
  3. 3. 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.
  4. 4. 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!
  5. 5. Rethinking Thinking
  6. 6. 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 ProcessAllows for role-playing
  7. 7. 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
  8. 8. The 6 Hats White: Information Red: IntuitiveBlack: Judgment Yellow: Benefits Green: Creative Blue: Organizing
  9. 9. Review - Off the Hat Rack  Blue: Organizing  White: Information  Red: Intuitive  Yellow: Benefits  Green: Creative  Black: Judgment
  10. 10. 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
  11. 11. 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
  12. 12. 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
  13. 13. References