Six Thinking Hats

Six Thinking Hats

What:
A tactic that helps you look at decisions from a number of different perspectives. The white hat focuses on data; the red on emotion; the black on caution; the yellow on optimism; the green on creativity; and the blue on process.

Why:
Can enable better decisions by encouraging individuals or teams to abandon old habits and think in new or unfamiliar ways. Can provide insight into the full complexity of a decision, and highlight issues or opportunities which might otherwise go unnoticed.

Resources:
Lateral thinking pioneer Edward de Bono created the Six Thinking Hats method.

We liked this explanation from Mind Tools.



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