Wearing the Blue Hat

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Wearing the Blue Hat
Ali Sumner, CEO, Australia, Member
One 'rule' no-one has mentioned: when using the six thinking hats for a group thinking session or meeting - while there maybe one person designated as the facilitator and that person would be expected to wear the blue hat at all times in order to:
- help the group remain focused
- to use the appropriate hat (everyone uses the same hat at the same time)
- to stick to time (time should be allocated for thinking with each different hat)
- to summarise thinking etc...
It is also very important to remember that the (only) hat that anyone can use at anytime is the blue hat - this makes the process very democratic - anyone can put on their blue hat and take on a facilitation process role as the blue hat is for focusing, timing, thinking about the thinking that needs to be done - all the meta-process issues - anyone can wear the blue hat....Sign up

Question About Wearing the Blue Hat
otto, United Kingdom, Member
So for example in the middle of a yellow hat, if someone has a doubt about the process he/she can decide to put on his/her blue hat, the chair stays w...Sign up

Question About Wearing the Blue Hat
Ali Sumner, CEO, Australia, Member
Hi Otto, no - all people put on their blue hat - people can't consider a blue hat request about process if they stay in yellow hat - they need to put ...Sign up

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