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.
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Six Thinking Hats