Six Thinking Hats

by de Bono Consulting
Objective
Information That We Have
Information That We Would Like to Have
Information That We Need
Information That is Missing
Sources for Getting any Missing Information
Creative
The Green Hat as a Formal Signal
Expecting Creative E!ort
Adopting a Creative Attitude
Green Hat Thinking in Problem Solving
Positive
Values and Benefits
Reasons for Optimism
Feasibility
Concepts
Negative
Exploring Lack of Fit
Looking at faults
Scanning for Potential Problems
Assessing Yellow Hat Output
Intuitive
Signaling feelings
Considering Feelings in Decision Making
Recognizing a Range of Feelings
Process
Defining the Focus
What are we thinking about?
What is our goal?
Setting out the Agenda
Maintaining Discipline
Noting Conclusions

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