How to Use the Six Thinking Hats

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For the same problem, everyone's thinking style is not the same. If each person from their own point of view, one-sided consideration of the problem, and then add personal emotions, then a great extent will affect the efficiency of thinking. If you use six thinking hats to analyze our thinking from different angles and perspective, we can easily generate many useful and new ideas.

Each hat mainly reflects its own strength.

  • The power of blue hat lies in focus and management.

  • The power of white hats are about thinking objectively about information and being open to the thoughts and concerns of others.

  • The power of red hat is to put it on and take it off, not to let emotion dominate our thinking.

  • Yellow hat is to provide the feasibility of value assessment, especially in the crisis to see opportunities and interests.

  • Black hat is about finding potential problems and risks.

  • Green hat is to create a culture of innovation and provide diversity and innovative new ideas.

How to use 6 thinking hats:

  1. Wear a hat

  2. Take off hat

  3. Change hat

  4. Express your thinking (of the current color and forget about yourself)

Here are some tips for applying six thinking hats approach:

  1. Why do you want to separate? In addition to several aspects of the problem, it is also important to distinguish between ego and opinions. In other words, although my tendency (personality) is a black hat, when I have a yellow hat, I can do it in a "yellow way". We will gradually adjust and cultivate an open corporate culture.

  2. What's the debate? And what is the end result of the discussion? People forget what they're talking about when they're full of ego. Instead, they have to argue, "I was right and you were wrong." In fact, most people follow hierarchies and seniority more than ideas that represent numbers, charts, and real facts. But this is not a constructive way to discuss it.

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