Six Thinking Hats® Outlines 1. Background 2. Purpose 3. Six Thinking Hats 4. Exercise Background “Wear” one hat at a time when considering a problem. Everyone wears the same color hat at the same time. Look at problem from the same perspective. Purpose Power Time Saving Removal of Ego One Thing at a Time White Hat Facts, Figures and Information What information do we have ? What information do we need ? What information is missing ? How are going to get the information we need ? What questions do we need to ask ? Two Tiers CHECKED FACT UNCHECKED FACT Computer don’t have an emotion. Pump out the Figures, Facts and Information. 情感 Emotions 感觉 Affection Sentiment Intuition 情绪 感想 Feelings Hunches “Exact opposite of White Hat thinking, which is neutral, objective and free of emotional flavour.” Edward de Bono Black Hat Careful Judgement Logical Risk Assessment Critical Cautious Black Hat Black Hat thinking is concerned with caution and careful. We need to consider risks, dangers, obstacles, potential problems and downside of a suggestion Black Hat You should think like him ! Yellow Hat Yellow Hat “Exact opposite of Black Hat thinking, which is careful, critical and fill with judgement.” Yellow Hat Do you expect to find fish here ? Green Hat Green Hat “The Green Hat Thinking is concerned with New ideas and New ways of looking at things.” Green Hat Think Creatively. Blue Hat a. Organisation of thinking b. Control of the other hats Blue Hat “Blue Hat Thinker is responsible for summaries, overviews and conclusions.” “Blue Hat Thinker monitors the thinking and ensures that the rules of the game are observed.” Blue Hat You are the referee. References

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# Six Thinking Hats