Organizing Team Meeting – 6 Hats

Dr. Edward de Bono is a world-known expert in creative thinking. He
has published many books that introduce new techniques for
facilitating creative and productive thinking in the workplace.
Multinational corporations and indeed governments of countries have
used his expertise to promote more effective creative thinking and
decision making. The 6 Thinking Hats is one such technique. You may
find it useful to help in group work, both in this course and in the
workplace.

The main idea is to have the group only “wear one hat at a time” when
considering a problem. The wearing of the hat is metaphorical. At any
one time, everyone will wear the same colour, in other words, look at
the problem at hand from only one perspective, the perspective
indicated by the hat colour. Continue reading

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