a) Bono's 6 Thinking Hats
b) Walt Disney's method
c) Force field analysis
d) Problem solving team building
Bono's 6 Thinking Hats
The six thinking hats is a method used to amplify creative conversations, by making sure that a broad variety of viewpoints and thinking styles are represented. Using six roles (or "hats"), the framework — developed by Dr. Edward de Bono — allows teams to more easily structure abstract thinking for productive results.
You and your team members can learn how to separate thinking into six clear functions and roles. Each thinking role is identified with a colored symbolic “thinking hat.” By mentally wearing and switching “hats,” you can easily focus or redirect thoughts, the conversation, or the meeting.
|BLUE||"The Big Picture" & Managing||Think of the blue hat as the big picture thinker. They consider the process, agenda and time management above all else.|
|WHITE||"Facts & Information"|
|RED||"Feelings & Emotions"||The red hat relies more on . They are in tune with the emotions of all involved and pay close attention to the 'gut' feeling.|
|BLACK||"Negative"||If the yellow hat had a counterpart, the black hat would be it. The black hat will be sure to point out any . Count on them to think about every way things could go wrong.|
|YELLOW||"Positive"||You can trust the yellow hat to greet you with a smile. They'll tend to think about , always thinking about the best-case scenario.|
|GREEN||"New Ideas"||You can think of the green hat as of the group. They will always want to explore new ways of doing things, and may point out the opposite viewpoint for a change.|