Six hats for thinking
Author: Edward De Bono
How many times have we attended long, inconclusive meetings, or have we wondered how to make our thinking and that of the people we deal with more productive? Confusion often hinders us: like a juggler who uses too many balls, creativity, logic, expectations and emotions overlap that we cannot manage.
The system invented by Edward de Bono, and already embraced by several companies, allows us to break down our way of thinking, tackling one aspect at a time.
It is a question of playing fixed roles (hats) which embody different points of view, even the one furthest from our nature; this frees us from the patterns created by position or character, allowing optimists to express negative thoughts or rationals to try to be creative.
A practical, simple method that allows you to optimize time and resources, and maybe have fun doing it.