SIX THINKING HATS
We think about all aspects of a problem together, before making a decision – we don't argue about who's right


Humanity has developed many different tools for better argumentation and analysis. We also constantly develop our information technology. However, we still haven't sufficiently developed methods for better thinking about everyday problems, to speed up dialogue and streamline meetings, to create as different ideas and possibilities, and quickly adapt to uncertainties around us.fake rolex sale

Actually the course of our traditional thinking hasn't changed much over the last several centuries. For a long time different methods of thinking weren't even necessary, as the world was relatively stable and ideas and concepts lived longer than people. But in today's quickly changing world a constant stream of new alternatives is necessary.

Western culture today is still reliant on argued and critical thinking; often we could call this arguing about who is more correct and who will have the final word. We use this in family discussions, business talks; in courts and congresses … Usually we call it democracy. It bases on a system of thinking introduced by the ancient Greek thinkers Socrates, Plato and Aristotle.fake hublot

Edward de Bono has developed a method of parallel thinking, where thinkers present their thoughts and opinions in parallel with the thoughts of others in a group and don't attack them. The method of Six Thinking Hats is a practical example of the parallel thinking method. With this method we finally have a constructive alternative to arguments, proving who's right and long winded meetings.omega replica sale

In normal thinking we strive to accomplish everything at once. Confusion reigns within us with information jostling with new ideas, judgements on other opinions colliding with emotions, and so forth. The Six Hats method allows us to overcome this chaos. Instead of trying to do everything at once, we separate the individual aspects of thinking. This way we can devote full attention to every aspect of the process. And just as with colour printing, where we get the whole picture at the end, after printing with every separate colour, we divide up our ways of thinking about a subject, to get a holistic overview at the end.

When thinking alone or in a group about a problem we wish to solve, or something we wish to improve, it is much better to divide up our thinking, direct it and reassemble it at the end. To better remember the whole concept de Bono symbolically named the different ways of thinking 'hats' – like something we put on our head, to indicate which way we are thinking, and then remove again. He named the hats after colours which remind us of the direction or aspect of thinking.

This way we can think about:

  1. neutral facts and information (white hat),
  2. subjective emotions and intuition (red hat),
  3. advantages and benefits we can derive from something (yellow hat),
  4. risks and threats, which is unfortunately the most common way of thinking about novelties (black hat),
  5. new ideas, concepts and alternatives, which we can consciously trigger with lateral thinking methods (green hat),
  6. plan the thinking, control the whole thinking process and finally draw it into a conclusion (blue hat).

In this way we can highlight any subject, remove ego trips and individual boasting from a debate, get the best out of people and not categorize them, saving time and consequently money when we are thinking.