Six Thinking Hats for Effective Thinking in Business

Six Thinking Hats

        Six Thinking Hats for effective thinking in business helps you to take the decision also in the brainstorming process. By using this method, you can take an effective decision that will not affect your business model in any way.

Six Thinking Hats for Effective Thinking in Business
Six Thinking Hats for Effective Thinking in Business

        This Six Thinking Hat is explained by "Edward de Bono", he made the tool for the group discussions as well as for the individuals thinking.

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The Six Hats are as Follows:

Red Color Hat: 

  • The Red Hat is associated with feelings and emotional aspects.
The Red Hat allows people to put forward feeling without justification or prejudice.

Ask Question to yourself;

          Q. Do we like it emotionally?

Black Color Hat: 

  • The Black Hat is associated with weakness, risk, problems, difficulties, and cautions.
     Whenever you do any plan that will be for your businesses or project you just need to know what is the weakness of your idea, what type of risk you are going to take, all monopoly work has the highest risk because you are new in the market.
Ask Question to yourself;

          Q. Why is it a bad idea?

Yellow Color Hat:

  • This Hat encourages a positive view even in people who are always critical.
  • In this hat, you need to think about the benefits of your ideas.

Ask Question to yourself;

          Q. Why is this a good idea?

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Green Color Hat:


  • The Green Hat is for creative thinking and generating new ideas.
Ask Question to yourself;

           Q. Are there any new ideas?

White Color Hat:

  • The White Hat is about data, information, and facts.
  • How you can be different from your competitor.
Ask Question to yourself;

          Q. What information/fact do we know of our competitors?

Blue Color Hat:  

  • The Blue Hat is about process control.
  • This hat is associated with conclusions and final decisions.
Ask Question to yourself;

          Q. What is the purpose of your idea or PSP(Problem Solving Product)?
          Q. Which solution is better for the problem?

         Only reading is not only a way to become the comfort with "Six Thinking Hat", so to implement this technique you must practice in your every decision making process. 

         This technique for thinking save your time, you can make an effective decision without any loss.

"Run Better Meetings, Make Faster Decision."

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