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Six Thinking Hats is a time-tested, proven and practical thinking tool designed by Dr. Edward de Bono

It provides a framework for PROBLEM SOLVING and DECISION MAKING.

How does it work?

It helps people think clearly and thoroughly by directing their thinking attention in one direction at a time--white hat facts, green hat creativity, yellow hat benefits, black 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.

It allows us to:
  • Avoid emotions or egos that can lead to bad decision making

  • Avoid the easy but mediocre decisions by knowing how to dig deeper

  • Make creative solutions the norm

  • Maximise and organise each person's thoughts and ideas

  • Get to the right solution quickly and with a shared vision

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