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Published on May 22, 2009
Edward de Bono Parallel Thinking (Six Thinking Hats)
Part one show: What's important? Human potential harnessed. Techniques to optimize effort. Efficient data management. Intelligence and thinking. Hats to the rescue.
The technique The Six Thinking Hats technique of Edward de Bono is a model that can be used for exploring different perspectives towards a complex situation or challenge. Seeing things in various ways is often a good idea in strategy formation or complex decision-making processes. It provides a means for groups to think together more effectively, and a means to plan thinking processes in a detailed and cohesive way.
Types of hats The six hats and the thinking processes that they represent White hat Facts & Information Red hat Feelings & Emotions Black hat Logical negative Yellow hat Logical positive Green hat Creative thinking & Possibilities Blue hat Control of process & Steps
Main benefits Main benefits of Six Thinking Hats method: 1. Allow to say things without risk 2. Create awareness that there are multiple perspectives on the issue at hand 3. Convenient mechanism for 'switching gears' 4. Rules for the game of thinking 5. Focus thinking 6. Lead to more creative thinking 7. Improve communication 8. Improve decision making