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Six Thinking Hats Presentation


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Six Thinking Hats Presentation

  1. 1. Presented By Puneet Kaur Six Thinking Hats By Edward de Bono 29/09/10 Six Thinking Hats
  2. 2. Goals of this program <ul><li>Define Six thinking hats </li></ul><ul><li>Identify each of the six hats </li></ul><ul><li>Benefits </li></ul><ul><li>Q & A </li></ul>29/09/10 Six Thinking Hats
  3. 3. <ul><li>Pick out one pair from the above which is different from others and explain why it is different? </li></ul>29/09/10 Six Thinking Hats
  4. 4. <ul><li>4589 4329 1278 </li></ul><ul><li>2142 9870 3412 </li></ul><ul><li>It is difficult to add together </li></ul><ul><li>4589 </li></ul><ul><li>4329 </li></ul><ul><li>1278 </li></ul><ul><li>2142 </li></ul><ul><li>9870 </li></ul><ul><li>3412 </li></ul><ul><li> It is easy </li></ul>29/09/10 Six Thinking Hats
  5. 5. <ul><li>1 + 2 + 3 + … 8 + 9 + 10 = 55 </li></ul><ul><li>Not so difficult </li></ul><ul><li>1 + 2 + 3 + … 98 + 99 + 100 </li></ul><ul><li>Takes time </li></ul><ul><li> 1 + 2 + 3 + … 98 + 99 + 100 </li></ul><ul><li>100 + 99 + 98 + … 3 + 2 + 1 </li></ul><ul><li>101 101 101 101 101 101 </li></ul><ul><li>100 x 101 50 x 101 = 5050 </li></ul><ul><li>We can rearrange the things in our brain to think more effectively and simply. </li></ul>29/09/10 Six Thinking Hats
  6. 6. <ul><li>2 * 2 * 2 * 2 * 2 * 2 * 2 * 2 = ??? </li></ul><ul><li>Not so difficult </li></ul><ul><li>4 * 4 * 4 * 4 * 4 * 4 * 4 * 4 = ??? </li></ul><ul><li>Takes time </li></ul><ul><li> 2 8 * 2 8 4 8 2 16 </li></ul><ul><li>We can rearrange the things in our brain to think more effectively and simply. </li></ul>29/09/10 Six Thinking Hats
  7. 7. <ul><li>Traditional Habit of Thinking = Argument </li></ul><ul><li> A B </li></ul><ul><li> TRUTH </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of </li></ul>29/09/10 Six Thinking Hats Not Constructive Constructive Energy Creative Energy
  8. 8. 29/09/10 Six Thinking Hats World is changing Same method may not work So Parallel thinking Six Thinking Hats
  9. 9. What is Six thinking hats? <ul><li>It is a powerful technique tool used to look decisions from different points of view. </li></ul><ul><li>Learn how to switch your view/vision and attitude. </li></ul><ul><li>A tool for individual and team learning development . </li></ul>29/09/10 Six Thinking Hats
  10. 10. <ul><li>Six Colours…. </li></ul>29/09/10 Six Thinking Hats Neutral Objective Emotional Angry Serious Somber Sunny Positive Growth Fertility Cool Sky Above
  11. 11. Identifying the six hats <ul><li>The White Hat </li></ul><ul><li>Objective – pure facts, only data and information </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on information: </li></ul><ul><li>What information is available? </li></ul><ul><li>What information would we like to have? </li></ul><ul><li>What information do we need? </li></ul><ul><li>What information is missing? </li></ul><ul><li>How can we obtain the missing information? </li></ul><ul><li>Key Points: </li></ul><ul><li>Includes reporting and listening. </li></ul><ul><li>Separating fact from speculation. </li></ul>29/09/10 Six Thinking Hats
  12. 12. <ul><li>The Red Hat </li></ul><ul><li>Emotional – feelings, gut reactions </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on Feelings: </li></ul><ul><li>Emotions </li></ul><ul><li>Intuition </li></ul><ul><li>Key Points: </li></ul><ul><li>Full permission to express feelings and intuition. </li></ul><ul><li>Use to make a decision. </li></ul><ul><li>Not supposed to be correct or logical. </li></ul><ul><li>Not always reliable. </li></ul>29/09/10 Six Thinking Hats
  13. 13. <ul><li>The Yellow Hat </li></ul><ul><li>Positive – clear, effective and constructive. </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on Benefits </li></ul><ul><li>Who might benefit and how? </li></ul><ul><li>To what extent? </li></ul><ul><li>Over what time frame? </li></ul><ul><li>Logical positives </li></ul><ul><li>Key Points: </li></ul><ul><li>Interest </li></ul><ul><li>Needs effort </li></ul><ul><li>Creative ideas </li></ul>29/09/10 Six Thinking Hats
  14. 14. <ul><li>The Black Hat </li></ul><ul><li>Negative – Look cautiously and defensively at all the bad points. </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on Difficulties and Cautions: </li></ul><ul><li>Consider what does not fit </li></ul><ul><li>Identify faults </li></ul><ul><li>Pinpoint weakness and impracticalities </li></ul><ul><li>Logical negative </li></ul><ul><li>Key Points: </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t try to solve problems </li></ul><ul><li>A serious problem if overused. </li></ul>29/09/10 Six Thinking Hats
  15. 15. <ul><li>The Green Hat </li></ul><ul><li>Creativity – Possibilities and alternatives, new ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on Creativity: </li></ul><ul><li>Cannot expect people to be creative but can expect them to make a creative effort. </li></ul><ul><li>Willingness to: </li></ul><ul><li>Look for alternatives. </li></ul><ul><li>Consider new possibilities. </li></ul><ul><li>Key points: </li></ul><ul><li>Deliberate search for alternatives </li></ul><ul><li>Also used for modifying ideas. </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage lateral thinking. </li></ul>29/09/10 Six Thinking Hats
  16. 16. <ul><li>The Blue Hat </li></ul><ul><li>Control of thinking – Summarizing, drawing conclusions </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on the thinking process: </li></ul><ul><li>Define the focus and purpose. </li></ul><ul><li>Manage the thinking. </li></ul><ul><li>Manage the time limits. </li></ul><ul><li>Key Points: </li></ul><ul><li>Could be any participant. </li></ul><ul><li>Most difficult to use skillfully (takes practice!) </li></ul>29/09/10 Six Thinking Hats
  17. 17. Benefits <ul><li>The main benefits of the Six Thinking Hats method are the following: </li></ul><ul><li>allows you to say things without risk; </li></ul><ul><li>generates understanding that there are multiple perspectives on an issue; </li></ul><ul><li>focuses thinking; </li></ul><ul><li>leads to more creative thinking; </li></ul><ul><li>improves communication; and </li></ul><ul><li>improves decision making. </li></ul>29/09/10 Six Thinking Hats
  18. 18. Position of the Hats <ul><li>Blue hat in the beginning and at the end, in between it will vary with what is being done. </li></ul>29/09/10 Six Thinking Hats
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