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Published on December 11, 2008

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Six Thinking Hats : Six Thinking Hats An Edward De Bono Concept Objectives of Six Thinking Hats : Objectives of Six Thinking Hats Increase the constructive output from meetings and decrease meeting times Explore each situation or problem and generate alternatives that go beyond obvious solutions Half Black & Half White Car Use 'Parallel Thinking' techniques as a powerful alternative to Adversarial Thinking Removes the “ego” from the discussion process De Bono uses the thinking "hat" metaphor because of familiar expressions such as “put on your thinking cap (hat)” Results : Results ABB multinational project discussions from thirty days down to two days IBM reduced meeting times by one quarter Australian Cricket Team recognized the role played by Six Thinking Hats in World Cup 2003 victory Venezuela has formally introduced de Bono's thinking methods into the school curriculum Does that have any link to their producing so many Miss Universe & Miss Worlds ?? Six Thinking Hats : Six Thinking Hats Six Hats Reduce Confusion The main difficulty with thinking is confusion We try to do too much at once. Emotions, information, logic, hope and creativity all crowd in on us. Why not try and do these different types of thinking one at a time Six Hat Think Parallel Everyone sees the same situation with a different perspective from everyone else In arguments we try to best each other Facts versus opinions Positive possibilities versus negative possibilities Unrealistic expectations versus practicalities Six Thinking Hats- Summary : Six Thinking Hats- Summary Emotional Informative Positive Cautious Creative Focused The Green Hat- Creativity : The Green Hat- Creativity Green Hat Role Takes us out of usual patterns of thinking Generate new concepts and perceptions Brings momentum & breaks the rut Think “outside of the box” Green Hats Professionals : Green Hats Professionals Green Hat – Experience Sharing : Green Hat – Experience Sharing Ideas come from everywhere. Even from Customers Everyone is expected is to have ideas! How they got used ? Not be territorial Spend some time every week on Green Hat Google : One day a week on a project Yellow Hat - Sunshine : Yellow Hat - Sunshine Yellow Hat - Sunshine : Yellow Hat - Sunshine Yellow Hat Purpose See the good parts of even a bad idea Optimistic that a new idea will work Tend to see the valuable contributions in people’s ideas Usually positive and constructive Yellow Hat Pays- Martin Seligman : Yellow Hat Pays- Martin Seligman Young Girls Smile 30 Years Later Questions on Divorce, Marital Satisfaction & Life Satisfaction Similar Experiment with Young Undergrad Students 30 professions studied. Only in one the Optimists performed poorly Yellow Hat Role-Play : Yellow Hat Role-Play There’s Always a Bright Side : There’s Always a Bright Side Bright Side of Global Warming: Bright Side of Marriage ?!! The Red Hat- Feelings, Intuition : The Red Hat- Feelings, Intuition Red Thinking Hat Purpose The emotional perspective to an issue Convenient to switch in and out of the feeling mode Never attempt to justify feelings or provide a logical base for them Use of intuition Hunches about the best decision Red Hat- Experience Sharing : Red Hat- Experience Sharing Blink Art Expert sees a 10 Million USD sculpture & realizes it is fake Masaru Ibuka & his herbal tea Intuition Benzene Ring in a Dream Archimedes in a Bath White Hat- Facts & Figures : White Hat- Facts & Figures “In God we trust …..everyone else must bring data” The White Hat - Information : The White Hat - Information White Hat Role What are the facts/information is available? Neutral and objective in presenting information - like a computer Distinguish facts and not in opinions Statistical evidence concerning a decision White Hat – Experience Sharing : White Hat – Experience Sharing Data is apolitical Ethnic Divide in Texmaco Ideas don’t get favoured Releases people from pressure Data throws New Insights Most senior management complaints What Black Hat : Reality Check : What Black Hat : Reality Check What Black Hat is Not: Negativity : What Black Hat is Not: Negativity The Black Hat : Caution : The Black Hat : Caution Black Hat Role Not argument; objective attempt to identify negative elements Project an idea into the future to see what may fail or go wrong Not to be used for negative feelings which should use Red Hat Quickly see why an idea will not work The “devil’s advocate” Black Hat in Meetings : Black Hat in Meetings Timing of the Black Hat invocation if the devil jumps in at the earliest stage, the idea never has a hope in hell, or ends up having its sharp edges smoothed over Black Hat has to draw a fine line Big difference between someone crushing an idea based on spinning out possible negative scenarios, vs. someone who voices a genuine concern backed with real facts. Black Hat Overdone "We tried that before and it didn't work." is probably the fastest way to stop an idea If only they listened to Black Hat … : If only they listened to Black Hat … Challenger Disaster Tsunami Disaster The Blue Hat- Manager/Organizer : The Blue Hat- Manager/Organizer Blue Hat Role Sets the focus, defines the problems, shapes the questions, determines the thinking tasks Responsible for overviews, summaries, & conclusions Monitors thinking, stops argument, enforces discipline Ensures the “rules of the game” are observed Focus on the big picture Six Thinking Hats- Summary : Six Thinking Hats- Summary Emotional Informative Positive Cautious Creative Focused Six Thinking Hats : Six Thinking Hats Objectives of Six Hat Session The Great Debate Purpose of Six Thinking Hats Meanings & Usage of Six Hats Six Hat Group & Actual Exercise Use of Six Hats by Leaders Spouse has left the job & plans to start a Pizza Franhisee : Spouse has left the job & plans to start a Pizza Franhisee Spouse Starting a Pizza Franchise : Spouse Starting a Pizza Franchise Exercise :What Would You Do as a Leader ? : Exercise :What Would You Do as a Leader ? If the group is becoming jaded & seems to have fallen into a rut ?? If the team is discussing a Sensitive/Emotional Issue and team members are not forthright with their emotions If the team is cozy & in a ‘Yes Boss’ mood If the team has got carried away by a host of ideas in a meeting! If the team is become defensive & is not open to change Thank You : Thank You “You see, all the right things are written in books and research papers.The trick is to ensure that there is no gap between what is written in the books and your vision; from what is happening on the shop-floor and what is going on in the marketplace.That is execution. That is what makes the difference”Mukesh Ambani : “You see, all the right things are written in books and research papers.The trick is to ensure that there is no gap between what is written in the books and your vision; from what is happening on the shop-floor and what is going on in the marketplace.That is execution. That is what makes the difference”Mukesh Ambani www.mastersungroup.com chandra@mastersunindia.com Sarvajeet : +91 9920803060 Jasravee : +91 9892301590 Office :+91 22 65209702

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