THINKING HAT

Divergent thinking exercise
Developed by Edward de Bono, Six Hats is a method that provides direction for decision-making by building off the common notion of “putting on your thinking cap.” de Bono has developed six different “hats” that each focus on thinking in one particular direction (feelings, judgment, creativity, process, optimism, and facts).

 

Purpose
Practicing this widely used divergent thinking method will help you learn how to separate thinking into 6 clear functions and roles. Try it out for yourself what approaching an issue from different perspectives mean!

 

Brief summary of the overall task

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Individual contribution
Groups of any size or a solo activity. Pick a topic and then analyse it using the 6 thinking hats.

 

E-moderator interventions
The moderator measures the time during the activity and appoints the hats to 6 participants. In the end read out loud your answers wearing the different hats. The more different those perspective are, the more you can think in divergent ways.

 

Time and schedule

 

 

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