Six Thinking Hats

Six Thinking Hats

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  • White Hats
  • "The Factual Hat": The white hat represents information gathering. Think about the knowledge and insights that you've collected already – but also the information you're missing, and where you can go to get it.
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  • Red Hats
  • "The Hat for the Heart": This hat represents feelings and instincts. When you're engaged in this type of thinking, you can express your feelings without having to justify them logically.
  • Black Hats
  • "The Judges Hat": This hat is about being cautious and assessing risks. You employ critical judgment and explain exactly why you have concerns.
  • Yellow Hats
  • "The Optimist's Hat": With yellow hat thinking, you look at issues in the most positive light possible. You accentuate the benefits and the added value that could come from your ideas.
  • Green Hats
  • "The Creative Hat": The green hat represents creative thinking. When you're "wearing" this hat, you explore a range of ideas and possible ways forward.
  • Blue Hats
  • "The Conductor's Hat": When you or your team are in blue hat mode, you focus on controlling your thinking and managing the decision-making process. You have an agenda, ask for summaries, and reach conclusions.
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