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It takes less
than 8 seconds for an idea, suggestion, or proposal to be criticized.
The 6 Thinking Hats
designed by Edward DeBono can be a great help in meetings for any type of
team trying to get work done. For example, the 6 hats work well in
decision-making and problem solving meetings. The black and yellow hats can
be used to explore both the risky and beneficial aspects of an idea in a
rational way. The blue and green hats help with controlling the meeting and
encouraging creative thinking. Whereas the white and red hats require
analysis of data while allowing a safe way to express emotions tied to an
The following table is a
one-word descriptor for each hat color:
Blue = Control
Green = Creative
Yellow = Positive
Black = Negative
Red = Feeling
White = Fact
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