Six Thinking Hat Example : Finding a Workaround for an IT Problem
Gary Wong, Consultant, Canada
The power of Six Thinking Hats comes in applying a hat sequence. Here's a short sequence to find an IT problem workaround. This works well when time is short. This process can be done in 10 minutes.
1. Blue (purpose): Let's quickly spend a few minutes together thinking about a workaround.
2. Green (ideas): Let's now list some ideas worth pursuing. Who's got one? Next? Next? Anymore? Okay, that's enough for now.
3. Yellow (positives): Let's briefly talk about the benefits of each idea. No judgment, no negatives today.
4.. Red (emotions): We will now vote on one using our intuitive gut feelings. Ready? Hands up for #1...#2...
5. White (info): Okay, we all feel #x is the way to go. We know it might not be the best solution but it's one that works for the time being. So let's lay out an action and do it!