Get outside the box with Six Thinking Hats

Creativity surrounds us in everyday things. We are all creating all the time. Creativity can help you meet your guy, find a job, be better family guy and more interesting person. Innovation and creativity in the workplace can be aided and leads your way up. The history changed and invented by creative peoples who had the courage to “get outside the box” and invent.

Six Thinking Hats is a thinking tool for group discussion and individual thinking. A powerful technique that helps you looks at important decisions from a number of different perspectives and a means to plan thinking processes in a detailed and cohesive way.

Six Thinking Hats written by Edward de Bono one of the leading authority in the world in the field of creative thinking.

“There is no doubt that creativity is the most important human resource of all. Without creativity, there would be no progress, and we would be forever repeating the same patterns.” – Edward de Bono

Blue Hat

Decision-maker and process controller. Controls the move between different thinking styles, gives speaking permission, formulates discussing questions and takes care not to stray from the subject.

Black Hat

Look at things pessimistically, cautiously and defensively. Highlight the weak points and try to see why ideas and approaches might not work.

Yellow Hat

Think positively – an optimistic point of view. See the benefits of the decision and the value in it as well as spot the opportunities that may arise from it.

Green Hat

Creativity and creative thinking approach. Provide creative out of the box ideas and solutions. Ideas shouldn’t be practical or even reasonable – only to open new ways of thinking and stimulate the thought process.

Red Hat

Emotions, feelings and intuitions. Drop something “from the hart” to the thinking process.

White Hat

Details, Details, Details ! Focus on information. Hard facts (that can be checked) to soft information such as rumors and personal experience.

What de Bono wants to achieve is to structure thinking and make it more effective.

“Thinking often proceeds as drift and waffle and reaction to what turns up from moment to moment. … Suggestions, judgments, criticism, information and plain emotions are all mixed together in a sort of thinking stew,”

The six “thinking hats” are different ways of looking at an issue that has to be decided. This educational, inspiring challenging gift can improve thinking skills and help making the right decisions in life.