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Six Thinking Hats a brilliant process to conduct effective meetings. This methodology forces all participants to present diverse views.. positive, negative, creative and others

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  • TM meetings 50 th meetings How do you feel excited; not excited; interested; looking forward to the meeting
  • Raise your hand if you like meetings in the office Do you make decision ? Do you make group decisions ?
  • 70% of the meetings scenario Do you dread meetings Raise your hand if you are in category 1 Raise your hand if you have ever felt like in second comment
  • 60+ books Physician; consultant, thinker Trainer Consulted numerous fortune 500 companies
  • 60+ books Physician; consultant, thinker Trainer Consulted numerous fortune 500 companies
  • Where can you use these techniques Meetings Group discussions Personal decision making
  • Benefits: Save time Known to save time wherein 2 days meetings have been cut to 2 hours with better results. Known to save time wherein 30 days meetings have been cut to 2 days with better results P & G; Seimens and many large institutions use 6 TH
  • Enhance creativity Structured and one emotions thinking All are expected to provide input or say o comments All are forced to think I different emotions hence new ideas flow in
  • Improve performance Structured thinking No time wasting Think in the same direction No criticism.
  • Process 6 styles of thinking based on the emotions Hats represent emotions However you are still detached from emotions. Rather than saying give me your emotional or negative view; you replace that wear Red hat or Black hat
  • White: ( Neutrality ) - what information is available, what are the facts? Red: ( Feeling ) - instinctive gut reaction or statements of emotional feeling (but not any justification) Black : ( Negative judgment ) - logic applied to identifying flaws or barriers, seeking mismatch Yellow: ( Positive Judgment ) - logic applied to identifying benefits, seeking harmony Green: ( Creative thinking ) - statements of provocation and investigation, seeing where a thought goes Blue: ( Process control ) - thinking about thinking
  • This covers facts, figures, information needs and gaps. "I think we need some white hat thinking at this point..." means Let's drop the arguments and proposals, and look at the data base."
  • Six thinking hats

    1. 1. “ SIX THINKING HATS” Vinod Mehra
    2. 4. Six Thinking Hats
    3. 5. Six Thinking Hats <ul><li>Edward de Bono </li></ul><ul><li>Tool for group discussion </li></ul><ul><li>Individual thinking </li></ul><ul><li>Think effectively </li></ul>
    4. 6. Six Thinking Hats - where <ul><li>Meetings </li></ul><ul><li>Group discussions </li></ul><ul><li>Personal decisions </li></ul>
    5. 7. Six Thinking Hats - Benefits Save time
    6. 8. Six Thinking Hats - Benefits Improve Performance
    7. 9. Six Thinking Hats - Benefits Enhance Creativity
    8. 10. Six Thinking Hats - Process Neutrality Feelings Negative Judgment Positive Judgment Creativity Process control
    9. 11. Six Thinking Hats
    10. 12. Six Thinking Hats <ul><li>White: ( Neutrality ) </li></ul><ul><li>Red: ( Feeling ) </li></ul><ul><li>Black : ( Negative judgment </li></ul><ul><li>Yellow: ( Positive Judgment ) </li></ul><ul><li>Green: ( Creative thinking ) </li></ul><ul><li>Blue: ( Process control ) </li></ul>
    11. 13. Six Thinking Hats <ul><li>Few pointers: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Discipline </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Begin and end with Blue </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>All must speak and participate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Begin and end with Red </li></ul></ul>
    12. 14. White Hat <ul><li>Facts and Information: </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on the data available </li></ul><ul><li>See what you can learn from it </li></ul><ul><li>Look for gaps in your knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Either try to fill them or take account of them </li></ul><ul><li>Analyze past trends, and try to extrapolate from historical data. </li></ul><ul><li>This covers facts, figures, information needs and gaps </li></ul>
    13. 15. Red Hat <ul><li>Feelings & emotions: </li></ul><ul><li>Look at problems using intuition, gut reaction, and emotion </li></ul><ul><li>Think how other people will react emotionally </li></ul><ul><li>Try to understand the responses of people who do not fully know your reasoning. </li></ul>
    14. 16. Black Hat <ul><li>Critical Judgment: </li></ul><ul><li>Explore all the bad points of the decision </li></ul><ul><li>Look at it cautiously and defensively </li></ul><ul><li>Try to see why it might not work </li></ul><ul><li>Highlights the weak points in a plan </li></ul><ul><li>Eliminate the weak points </li></ul><ul><li>Prepare contingency plans to counter them.   </li></ul><ul><li>Black Hat thinking helps to make your plans 'tougher' and more resilient. </li></ul><ul><li>Help spot fatal flaws and risks </li></ul><ul><li>Sees the problem in advance </li></ul>
    15. 17. Yellow Hat <ul><li>Positive: </li></ul><ul><li>Helps you to think positively </li></ul><ul><li>Optimistic viewpoint </li></ul><ul><li>Helps you to see all the benefits of the decision and the value in it. </li></ul><ul><li>Helps you to keep going when everything looks gloomy and difficult. </li></ul>
    16. 18. Green Hat <ul><li>New Ideas: </li></ul><ul><li>Stands for creativity </li></ul><ul><li>You can develop creative solutions to a problem </li></ul><ul><li>It is a freewheeling way of thinking, in which there is little criticism of ideas </li></ul><ul><li>A range of creative tools can help you here. </li></ul>
    17. 19. Blue Hat <ul><li>Big Picture: </li></ul><ul><li>Process control </li></ul><ul><li>Worn by people chairing meetings </li></ul><ul><li>When running into difficulties because ideas are running dry, they may direct activity into Green Hat thinking </li></ul><ul><li>When contingency plans are needed, they will ask for Black Hat thinking, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>look at problems from the point of view of different professionals (e.g. doctors, architects, sales directors, etc.) or different customers. </li></ul>
    18. 20. Six Thinking Hats <ul><li>Initial Ideas: Blue, White, Green, Blue </li></ul><ul><li>Choosing between alternatives: Blue, White, (Green), Yellow, Black, Red, Blue </li></ul><ul><li>Identifying Solutions: Blue, White, Black, Green, Blue </li></ul><ul><li>Quick Feedback - Blue, Black, Green, Blue </li></ul><ul><li>Strategic Planning: Blue, Yellow, Black, White, Blue, Green, Blue </li></ul><ul><li>Process improvement: Blue, White, White (Other peoples views), Yellow, Black, Green, Red, Blue </li></ul><ul><li>Solving Problems: Blue, White, Green, Red, Yellow, Black, Green, Blue </li></ul><ul><li>Performance review: Blue, Red, White, Yellow, Black, Green, Red, Blue </li></ul>
    19. 21. Six Thinking Hats - Benefits <ul><li>Save time: </li></ul><ul><li>Participate :thinking together meetings” </li></ul><ul><li>Clear up confusion </li></ul><ul><li>Minimize personality conflicts </li></ul><ul><li>Separate out: facts from emotions; positive from negative; critical thinking from creative thinking </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on what is important rather what is irrelevant </li></ul><ul><li>Put quiet employees on equal playing field </li></ul><ul><li>Side steps egos. </li></ul>
    20. 22. Six Thinking Hats - Benefits <ul><li>Improve Performance: </li></ul><ul><li>Better decisions </li></ul><ul><li>Better prepared </li></ul><ul><li>Create communication plans that are clear and concise </li></ul><ul><li>Sort through wide range of date, quickly to work with just the necessary information </li></ul><ul><li>Solve problems that are high priority </li></ul><ul><li>Design action plans supported by the group </li></ul><ul><li>Complete documentation for the future reference. </li></ul>
    21. 23. Six Thinking Hats - Benefits <ul><li>Increase creativity: </li></ul><ul><li>Break the idea killer habit </li></ul><ul><li>Generate powerful new ideas outside of the mainstream </li></ul><ul><li>Follow practical process for idea evaluation. </li></ul><ul><li>Minimize risk </li></ul><ul><li>Look for innovative solutions more regularly – Out think the competition. </li></ul>
    22. 24. Workshop Neutrality Feelings Negative Judgment Positive Judgment Creativity Process control
    23. 25. Thank you