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Guide and Best Practices

Six thinking hats is a technique used to provide direction to decision-making and group thinking. It is a popular tool that helps teams generate and evaluate different points of view.

How to use the six thinking hats technique

  • Gather your group together and choose a facilitator for the session. The facilitator should pick a topic for discussion.
  • After giving a worksheet which includes descriptions of the six hats to the group, the facilitator should decide an order in which the group should use the hats.
  • Set a time limit for each hat based on the relevant thinking style. For example, the green hat thinking style may take longer than the red one.
  • Each group member can share ideas in real-time based on their assigned hat using a six thinking hats canvas on Creately.
  • Every idea will be updated in real-time for everyone to see. Just make sure that you have shared the canvas with everyone involved with an edit link.
  • Put down facts and figures on the white hat section, while listing down feelings, intuitions and hunches on the red hat section.
  • Use the black hat to write down difficulties and dangers, and the yellow hat to mention benefits and opportunities.
  • The green hat is for possibilities and new creative ideas and the blue hat stands for managing and monitoring the thinking process and giving all hats their turn.
  • Examine the data you have gathered to find solutions. If you want to share the canvas with others, you can send them a diagram share link with edit or review access.

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