Examples of Using Six Hats Thinking

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Examples of Using Six Hats Thinking
Please give more examples about the 6 hats in different industries, especialy the IT field.

Example of Six Thinking Hats : Technical Environment
Brendan Dunphy, Member
I often use it with engineers and R&D managers to get them to focus away from their innate Black & White thinking and more on the Red, Yellow and Green. In my experience it can work for some but often their thinking is so ingrained over 20+ years, it is unrealistic to expect significant change, especially in a workshop setting where this is only a tool and not the reason for being there.

Example of 6 Thinking Hats: Identifying Pros and Cons of IT Solutions
The use of this fantastic tool is not restricted to any process, team or specific work type. You can practically use it for anything from work to personal life as well. I have successfully used this in IT to identify the pros & cons of a specific improvement and why people think it would work or why it wouldn't. This helps eliminate bias in people's thoughts hence helping more structured & fruitful brainstorming.

Six Thinking Hat Example : Finding a Workaround for an IT Problem
Gary Wong, SIG Leader
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!

Finding a Workaround for an IT Problem
Stewart, Member
@Gary Wong: excellent with limited time, but well worth the efforts. Agree 100%.


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