Why do we use Edward de Bono Hats?

The Hats teaches our learners how to seperate thinking into six clear functions and roles.  Each thinking role is identified wit a coloured symbolic “thinking hat”.  By mentally wearing and switching “hats”, you can easily focus or redirect thoughts or the conversation.

Six Thinking Hats is a simple, effective parallel thinking process that helps our staff and learners be more productive, focused and mindfully involved.  A powerful tool set, which once learned can be applied immediately.

We us the Thinking Hats to accomplish the following:

  • Separate out conflicting styles of thinking to improve effectiveness.
  • Provide a language to invite people to switch thinking.
  • Create an easy to follow thinking process.
  • Encourage creativity.
  • Support decision making.
  • Boost focus.

Thinking Hats Explained