6 THINKING HATS

Objectives

This course will teach you how to:

i. Separate out thinking so we can do one thing at a time and direct your team to explore subjects in parallel, eliminating “turf protection”.

ii. Generate new, workable ideas and solutions to previously unsolved problems by employing systematic methods.

iii. Keep members focused and shorten meeting time.

iv. Overcome obstacles which hinder constructive thinking as it separates ego from performance.

v. Encourage participation, cooperation and reduce conflict.

 

Who Should Attend

Executives and managers who want to make good decisions and solve problems effectively, run meetings efficiently, etc

 

Course Description

The Six Thinking Hats method is a quality thinking management tool to harness the intelligence potential of your organisation. It helps people to separate out the different aspects of thinking.

It is a step-by-step, well-engineered and time-tested systematic approach to a thinking process whether it is for innovation, idea generation, concept development or challenging the status quo.

Teams have a systematic approach to address opportunities, problems and decisions. Every issue can be examined within an agreed framework.

 

Duration

2 Days

 

Course Outline

I. The mind and the patterns prison

II. Quality thinking for quality and productivity

III. Parallel thinking

IV. Six Thinking Hats

  • White Hat : Information
  • Red Hat : Feelings
  • Black Hat : Difficulties and caution
  • Yellow Hat : Values, feasibility and benefits
  • Green Hat : New idea generation
  • Blue Hat : Thinking about the thinking process

 

V. Sequencing of the Hats

VI. Practical applications of the Six Thinking Hats technique