The 6 Thinking Hats

Presented By Pratik Gupta NU-MBA

Six Thinking Hats is a flexible and easy-to-use

thinking process

It encourages Parallel Thinking. where everyone explores all sides of an issue at the same time .

which is identified by a color .Each of the Six Thinking Hats represents a different direction or type of thinking.

information known or needed .WHITE HAT THINKING Data. facts.

THE WHITE HAT Focus on the input content. and what information is missing . what is needed. Identify what information is available.

APPLYING THE PROCESS Go through all the content and cross reference it with the course outline given by the client .

APPLYING THE PROCESS Go through all the content and cross reference it with the course outline given by the client When in doubt raise a flag right away and ask the client for additional information .

Why something may not work .BLACK HAT THINKING Difficulties. potential problems.

and identify ‘worst-case scenarios’ . complete a thorough risk assessment.THE BLACK HAT Think critically.

budgets.APPLYING THE PROCESS Conduct a thorough risk assessment considering project timelines. scope of development .

APPLYING THE PROCESS Conduct a thorough risk assessment considering project timelines. scope of development Document your observations . budgets.

and intuition .RED HAT THINKING Feelings. hunches. gut instinct.

THE RED HAT Express your gut feelings about the instructional approach that you believe should be taken .

APPLYING THE PROCESS Decide the best approach depending on the type of content (and your instinct) .

APPLYING THE PROCESS Decide the best approach depending on the type of content (and your instinct) Don’t try to justify yourself. Just go all out .

solutions. alternatives.GREEN HAT THINKING Creativity – possibilities. new ideas .

THE GREEN HAT Move forward. seek new ideas and modify your existing ideas if required .

this will help you find potential flaws in your approach .APPLYING THE PROCESS Bounce off new ideas.

APPLYING THE PROCESS Bounce off new ideas. this will help you find potential flaws in your approach Go back to the drawing board and come back with alternatives .

Why something may work .YELLOW HAT THINKING Values and benefits.

Identify your information is available. what is needed. . and approach will work what information is missing.APPLYING THE PROCESS THE YELLOW HAT Justify your approach by listing down Focus its benefits and why you thinkwhat on the input content.

APPLYING THE PROCESS Have a clear idea of the benefits .

APPLYING THE PROCESS Have a clear idea of the benefits Finalize the approach .

next steps.BLUE HAT THINKING Manage the thinking process. action plans . focus.

List out next steps and assign responsibility centers .THE BLUE HAT Summarize your thoughts and conclude by formulating a plan of action.

allocate the most suitable resources. set project milestones and clearly assign centers of responsibility .APPLYING THE PROCESS Create a project plan.

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