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Troy Hussain, Trinidad

Switching Hats by Top Managers

People at the top of the organisation on most occasions wear just one of these hats. It would be interesting to see more top level people switching around hats. By doing so they may see a broader perspective of the opportunities and challenges that is common to all in the organisation.
 
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Gary Wong
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Putting Labels on People

I totally agree, Troy. I've noticed there is a tendency to put labels on certain people as they rise to the top. The CFO and accountants are predominantly seen as Black hatters because they are risk adverse. Marketers always wear the Green hat since their job is to come up with new ideas and products. HR folks are connected to the Yellow hat due to their efforts to promote a positive employee culture. Engineers for their love of information and analysis are White hatters.
Six thinking hats is not about categorizing people and putting labels on them. It's about the ability for everyone to wear all hats and switch them in a disciplined manner.

 

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Discussion Topics
topic Resolving a Business Argument
topic Clarification: Team Process
topic Examples of Using Six Hats Thinking
topic Situational Thinking Hats?
topic Telecom Example of Six Thinking Hats
topic Techniques for Real Dialogue in Organisations
topic Wearing the Blue Hat
topic Challenging Plans or Ideas: The Ritual Dissent Approach
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topic 6 Thinking Hats are Rubbish
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topic Instilling Constructive Participation: 15-minute Soliloquy
topic Everybody Should Wear More Than 1 Hat
topic Six Hats Great for Teaching at University
🔥 View Response to COVID-19 Wearing Six Thinking Hats
topic Business Conflict Resolution
topic Six Hats is Universally Applicable
👀Switching Hats by Top Managers
topic Taking Advantage of Conflicts in Group Decision Making
topic Seventh Thinking Hat: Grey for Wisdom
topic Tools to Consider Multiple Perspectives
topic Avoiding Groupthink with 6 Thinking Hats Process
topic Distorted Western Adversarial Thinking
topic Six Hats really great
topic Can Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Improve Thinking?
topic Current Status of Six Thinking Hats? Hot News
topic Conditions for 6 Thinking Hats. Assumptions
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