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Thinking Hats Uses Mind Map

Use this template to break down any challenge.

1. Generating Ideas

1.1. First Hat – The Blue Hat is used to manage the thinking process. It’s the control mechanism that ensures the Six Thinking Hats® guidelines are observed.

1.2. Second Hat -The White Hat calls for information known or needed. “The facts, just the facts.”

1.3. Third Hat – The Green Hat focuses on creativity; the possibilities, alternatives, and new ideas. It’s an opportunity to express new concepts and new perceptions.

1.4. Fourth Hat – The Blue Hat is used to manage the thinking process. It’s the control mechanism that ensures the Six Thinking Hats® guidelines are observed.

2. Choosing Between Alternatives

2.1. First Hat – The Blue Hat is used to manage the thinking process. It’s the control mechanism that ensures the Six Thinking Hats® guidelines are observed.

2.2. Second Hat – The White Hat calls for information known or needed. “The facts, just the facts.”

2.3. Third Hat – The Yellow Hat symbolizes brightness and optimism. Under this hat you explore the positives and probe for value and benefit.

2.4. Fourth Hat – The Black Hat is judgement – the devil’s advocate or why something may not work. Spot the difficulties and dangers; where things might go wrong. Probably the most powerful and useful of the Hats but a problem if overused.

2.5. Fifth Hat – The Red Hat signifies feelings, hunches and intuition. When using this hat you can express emotions and feelings and share fears, likes, dislikes, loves, and hates.

2.6. Sixth Hat – The Blue Hat is used to manage the thinking process. It’s the control mechanism that ensures the Six Thinking Hats® guidelines are observed.

3. Identifying Solutions

3.1. First Hat – The Blue Hat is used to manage the thinking process. It’s the control mechanism that ensures the Six Thinking Hats® guidelines are observed.

3.2. Second Hat – The White Hat calls for information known or needed. “The facts, just the facts.”

3.3. Third Hat – The Black Hat is judgement – the devil’s advocate or why something may not work. Spot the difficulties and dangers; where things might go wrong. Probably the most powerful and useful of the Hats but a problem if overused.

3.4. Fourth Hat – The Green Hat focuses on creativity; the possibilities, alternatives, and new ideas. It’s an opportunity to express new concepts and new perceptions.

3.5. Fifth Hat – The Blue Hat is used to manage the thinking process. It’s the control mechanism that ensures the Six Thinking Hats® guidelines are observed.

4. Quick Feedback

4.1. First Hat – The Blue Hat is used to manage the thinking process. It’s the control mechanism that ensures the Six Thinking Hats® guidelines are observed.

4.2. Second Hat – The Black Hat is judgement – the devil’s advocate or why something may not work. Spot the difficulties and dangers; where things might go wrong. Probably the most powerful and useful of the Hats but a problem if overused.

4.3. Third Hat – The Green Hat focuses on creativity; the possibilities, alternatives, and new ideas. It’s an opportunity to express new concepts and new perceptions.

4.4. Fourth Hat – The Blue Hat is used to manage the thinking process. It’s the control mechanism that ensures the Six Thinking Hats® guidelines are observed.

5. Strategic Planning

5.1. First Hat – The Blue Hat is used to manage the thinking process. It’s the control mechanism that ensures the Six Thinking Hats® guidelines are observed.

5.2. Second Hat – The Yellow Hat symbolizes brightness and optimism. Under this hat you explore the positives and probe for value and benefit.

5.3. Third Hat – The Black Hat is judgement – the devil’s advocate or why something may not work. Spot the difficulties and dangers; where things might go wrong. Probably the most powerful and useful of the Hats but a problem if overused.

5.4. Fourth Hat – The White Hat calls for information known or needed. “The facts, just the facts.”

5.5. Fifth Hat – The Blue Hat is used to manage the thinking process. It’s the control mechanism that ensures the Six Thinking Hats® guidelines are observed.

5.6. Sixth Hat – The Green Hat focuses on creativity; the possibilities, alternatives, and new ideas. It’s an opportunity to express new concepts and new perceptions.

5.7. Seventh Hat – The Blue Hat is used to manage the thinking process. It’s the control mechanism that ensures the Six Thinking Hats® guidelines are observed.

6. Process Improvement

6.1. First Hat – The Blue Hat is used to manage the thinking process. It’s the control mechanism that ensures the Six Thinking Hats® guidelines are observed.

6.2. Second Hat – The White Hat calls for information known or needed. “The facts, just the facts.”

6.3. Third Hat – The Yellow Hat symbolizes brightness and optimism. Under this hat you explore the positives and probe for value and benefit.

6.4. Fourth Hat – The Black Hat is judgement – the devil’s advocate or why something may not work. Spot the difficulties and dangers; where things might go wrong. Probably the most powerful and useful of the Hats but a problem if overused.

6.5. Fifth Hat – The Green Hat focuses on creativity; the possibilities, alternatives, and new ideas. It’s an opportunity to express new concepts and new perceptions.

6.6. Sixth Hat – The Red Hat signifies feelings, hunches and intuition. When using this hat you can express emotions and feelings and share fears, likes, dislikes, loves, and hates.

6.7. Seventh Hat – The Blue Hat is used to manage the thinking process. It’s the control mechanism that ensures the Six Thinking Hats® guidelines are observed.

7. Solving Problems

7.1. First Hat – The Blue Hat is used to manage the thinking process. It’s the control mechanism that ensures the Six Thinking Hats® guidelines are observed.

7.2. Second Hat – The White Hat calls for information known or needed. “The facts, just the facts.”

7.3. Third Hat – The Green Hat focuses on creativity; the possibilities, alternatives, and new ideas. It’s an opportunity to express new concepts and new perceptions.

7.4. Fourth Hat – The Red Hat signifies feelings, hunches and intuition. When using this hat you can express emotions and feelings and share fears, likes, dislikes, loves, and hates.

7.5. Fifth Hat – The Yellow Hat symbolizes brightness and optimism. Under this hat you explore the positives and probe for value and benefit.

7.6. Sixth Hat – The Black Hat is judgement – the devil’s advocate or why something may not work. Spot the difficulties and dangers; where things might go wrong. Probably the most powerful and useful of the Hats but a problem if overused.

7.7. Seventh Hat – The Green Hat focuses on creativity; the possibilities, alternatives, and new ideas. It’s an opportunity to express new concepts and new perceptions.

7.8. Eighth Hat – The Blue Hat is used to manage the thinking process. It’s the control mechanism that ensures the Six Thinking Hats® guidelines are observed.

8. Performance Review

8.1. First Hat – The Blue Hat is used to manage the thinking process. It’s the control mechanism that ensures the Six Thinking Hats® guidelines are observed.

8.2. Second Hat – The Red Hat signifies feelings, hunches and intuition. When using this hat you can express emotions and feelings and share fears, likes, dislikes, loves, and hates.

8.3. Third Hat – The White Hat calls for information known or needed. “The facts, just the facts.”

8.4. Fourth Hat – The Yellow Hat symbolizes brightness and optimism. Under this hat you explore the positives and probe for value and benefit.

8.5. Fifth Hat – The Black Hat is judgement – the devil’s advocate or why something may not work. Spot the difficulties and dangers; where things might go wrong. Probably the most powerful and useful of the Hats but a problem if overused.

8.6. Sixth Hat – The Green Hat focuses on creativity; the possibilities, alternatives, and new ideas. It’s an opportunity to express new concepts and new perceptions.

8.7. Seventh Hat – The Red Hat signifies feelings, hunches and intuition. When using this hat you can express emotions and feelings and share fears, likes, dislikes, loves, and hates.

8.8. Eighth Hat – The Blue Hat is used to manage the thinking process. It’s the control mechanism that ensures the Six Thinking Hats® guidelines are observed.