The Ultimate Guide to the Six Thinking Hats
It has the following benefits:
- Power: Intelligence, experience and knowledge are fully used;
- Time saving: Meetings and discussions take much less time;
- Separation of modes of thinking: One thing at a time. It’s suboptimal to think in multiple modes at once;
- Removal of ego: If you like the idea, you will not find negative sides to it. If you don’t like the idea, you won’t find positive sides.
I first learned about it in a communications class at the university I attended. I have little experience with it, and I just started offering it to my clients. So what I’ve done is extracting the most important information from the book as well as online. I organized the information in a mind map that you can download for free. You get the full explanation of each hat, and a mind map template (for Mindjet MindManager).
As I use it with my clients, I will share new insights. For now, this is a good start.
Go ahead and download this map. The .ZIP file contains the MindManager .MMAP file, as well as in a PDF file. Use this technique during your meetings. Your productivity and creativity will be greatly improved!
Please leave a comment below and let me know what your experience is with these maps and this technique.