Using Six Hats to Stimulate Moving Forward Thinking
Gary Wong, Consultant, Canada
Moving forward thinking comes under the Green Hat - new ideas, concepts, opportunities, possibilities.
The real power of 6TH comes from using a sequence of hats. Here's a short sequence of hats that a smart leader could apply for a results-oriented session:
- BLUE - Why are we here, what is the process? Where do we want to go?
- WHITE - What information, data do we know? What don't we know?
- GREEN - In what ways might we achieve our goal?
- BLUE - Let's decide on next steps and who does what
This simple sequence would be sufficient to initiate action and mobilize people to begin moving forward.