Six thinking hats


White hat

  • Neutral and objective
  • Objective facts and figures

Red hat

  • The emotional view

Black hat

  • Cautious and careful
  • Looks for weaknesses

Yellow hat

  • Optimistic
  • Positive thinking

Green hat

  • Creativity and new ideas

Blue hat

  • Control
  • Organisation of the thinking process
  • Use of other hats


Six thinking hats – Edward de Bono

Good for

  • problem-solving
  • introducing new ideas into an organisation
  • evaluating a strategy
  • weighing up the pros and cons of something
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