Posts Tagged ‘Method of the Hats’
* Allows express feelings and intuitions without justification or apology. “This is what I feel.”
* Provides a simple and direct way to express the thought without offending. “How about a little yellow hat thinking on this point?”
* Requires that all participants are able to use each of the hats instead of closing to only one type of thinking.
* Separate ego from performance thinking. Liberate minds able to explore a topic more thoroughly.
* Provides a practical method of extending thinking how to evaluate something.
* Avoid arguments for and against, and allows participants to collaborate in a constructive exploration.
* Make meetings more productive and entertaining.
* Removes silence and improves communication.
the method is extremely simple so it works. Just use one of six imaginary hats so at different times during a meeting to talk about any topic.
You have to wear a hat at a time, so visualize one by one:
The lack of color indicates a neutral structure of the mind. The “white hat thinking” is based on facts and numbers. It is designed to be practical. It works similar to computers, ie shows only facts, not opinions. Remember that the facts must be treated at two levels: events that are believed to be true and those that are verifiable.