Six Thinking Hats

Six Thinking Hats

Since Dr. Edward de Bono wrote this international best selling book in 1985, Six Thinking Hats has become a proven tool for improving thinking.

By helping people direct their thinking attention in one direction at a time it helps bring clarity and purpose to approaching problems and finding solutions.

Each hat represents a certain type of thinking…

  • White hat: facts
  • Green hat: creativity
  • Yellow hat: benefits
  • Black hat: cautions
  • Red hat: feelings, and
  • Blue hat: process.

It’s a simple mental metaphor. Hats are easy to put on and to take off. Each hat is a different colour which signals the thinking ingredient. In a group setting each member thinks using the same thinking hat, at the same time, on the same thinking challenge—we call this focused parallel thinking, a tool that facilitates creativity and collaboration.

It enables each person’s unique point of view to be included and considered. Argument and endless discussion become a thing of the past. Thinking becomes more thorough.

Six Thinking Hats has become a basic 21st Century tool kit for proactive business and education thought leaders, and students in secondary and higher education.

For information on how Mark Gamtcheff Consulting and our partners can help you conduct a Six Thinking Hats session in your workplace, and make it part of how your organisation thinks, contact Call Mark Gamtcheff Consulting in Adelaide on 0413 022 724.

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