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Book Title: Six Thinking Hats Class: FYBMS Division: A Publisher: Penguin Group Price: Rs. 480

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for example. The Six Thinking Hats method could then be used in a sequence to first of all explore the problem. and a means to plan thinking processes in a detailed and cohesive way. it provides a means for groups to think together more effectively. This phase may also be used to 2 . The discussion may then move to Red hat thinking in order to collect opinions and reactions to the problem. also known as "Six Thinking Hats". thus servicing the needs of all individuals concerned. and to finally choose a solution through critical examination of the solution set. It allows necessary emotion and skepticism to be brought into what would otherwise be purely rational decisions. and spot good reasons not to follow a course of action before you have committed to it. Summary Six Thinking Hats is a good technique for looking at the effects of a decision from a number of different points of view. thus allowing them to rectify such issues. Combined with the idea of parallel thinking which is associated with it. It opens up the opportunity for creativity within Decision Making. Utilizing a variety of approaches within thinking and problem solving allows the issue to be addressed from a variety of angles. Six Thinking Hats. Plans developed using the '6 Thinking Hats' technique will be sounder and more resilient than would otherwise be the case. then develop a set of solutions. The method is attributed to Dr. The thinking hats are useful for learners as they illustrate the need for individuals to address problems from a variety of different angles. They also aid learners as they allow the individual to recognize any deficiencies in the way that they approach problem solving. Edward de Bono believed that the key to a successful use of the Six Think Hats methodology was the deliberate focusing of the discussion on a particular approach as needed during the meeting or collaboration session. The technique also helps. persistently pessimistic people to be positive and creative. Edward de Bono and is the subject of his book. is a thinking tool for group discussion and individual thinking. It may also help you to avoid public relations mistakes. So the meeting may start with everyone assuming the Blue hat to discuss how the meeting will be conducted and to develop the goals and objectives. a meeting may be called to review a particular problem and to develop a solution for the problem.Introduction The de Bono Hats system. For instance.

hunches and intuition." The Yellow Hat symbolizes brightness and optimism. and hates. It's the control mechanism that ensures the Six Thinking Hats® guidelines are observed. The Model The White Hat calls for information known or needed. dislikes. the possibilities. 3 . loves. Under this hat you explore the positives and probe for value and benefit. likes. When using this hat you can express emotions and feelings and share fears. and new ideas. Next the discussion may move between White hat thinking as part of developing information and Black hat thinking to develop criticisms of the solution set. The Red Hat signifies feelings.the devil's advocate or why something may not work. alternatives. the group tends to be more collaborative than if one person is reacting emotionally (Red hat) while another person is trying to be objective (White hat) and still another person is being critical of the points which emerge from the discussion (Black hat). Because everyone is focused on a particular approach at any one time. The Blue Hat is used to manage the thinking process. Spot the difficulties and dangers. "The facts. Probably the most powerful and useful of the Hats but a problem if overused. where things might go wrong. The Black Hat is judgment . Next the discussion may move to the (Yellow then) Green hat in order to generate ideas and possible solutions.develop constraints for the actual solution such as who will be affected by the problem and/or solutions. The Green Hat focuses on creativity. just the facts. It's an opportunity to express new concepts and new perceptions.

It taught me a very important lesson in life using merely 35 words. that we humans try doing everything at once and the ‘juggling act’ is what can cause problems such as confusion most of the times. We try to do too much at once. and adds to the comments and examples throughout the text.g. but that it is an everybody thing.neither too many (a sales pitch) or too few (not giving readers the opportunity to get further information). At the end de Bono gives a possible framework for using the principles within a meeting. the references were about right . It is like juggling with too many balls. For me. The overall feel is that this is a book about thinking that is based in reality. You do not need to read the book in one sitting. This is a short. and these are referred to in the text of the volume. hope and creativity all crowd in on us. Chapters are small and bite-sized. information. where the majority of sentences seemed to begin with e. "Blue hat thinking . with an introduction and summary to each colored hat. and proposes that all should be allowed at appropriate times in a meeting. Extract from the Book “The main difficulty of thinking is confusion. but that where necessary such feelings are not only encouraged. The key is not that (say) raw emotion can be expressed unjustified. This is helpful. but it is probably advisable to tackle the 100 pages within 2 or 3 days.” The above extract was one of the few which I really like specially because of its extreme efficiency of the use of words.. What did bother me was the summary chapters for each hat. logic. 4 . easy-read book. and breaks it down into six different aspects. The author has written a number of other books on 'thinking'. Emotions.Personal Opinion De Bono takes the idea of thinking.".

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