Six Thinking Hats
Six Thinking Hats is a model that explores different perspectives towards a complex situation or challenge. Having different views is a good idea in forming strategies or complex decision-making process. 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
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.
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