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What Are the Six Thinking Hats?

The Six Thinking Hats are metaphorical hats that you can "put on" or "take off" to indicate the type of thinking that you are using. When using Six Thinking Hats in a group, everyone wears the same hat at the same time (parallel thinking).

White Hat Thinking

White Hat Thinking
White Hat thinking focuses on data, facts, information known or needed.

Black Hat Thinking

Black Hat Thinking
Black Hat thinking focuses on difficulties, potential problems. Why something may not work.

Red Hat Thinking

Red Hat Thinking
Red Hat thinking focuses on feelings, hunches, gut instinct, and intuition.

Green Hat Thinking

Green Hat Thinking
Green Hat thinking focuses on creativity: possibilities, alternatives, solutions, new ideas.

Yellow Hat Thinking

Yellow Hat Thinking
Yellow Hat thinking focuses on values and benefits. Why something may work.

Blue Hat Thinking

Blue Hat Thinking
Blue Hat thinking focuses on manage the thinking process, focus, next steps, action plans.

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