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Benefits Of The
Six Thinking Hat Framework
Outcomes You Can
Expect by using Parallel
Foster collaborative thinking and interaction by keeping egos and turf protection in check.
Reduce the adversarial approach in all interactions.
Use a thinking framework that encourages full exploration of the issues.
Make time for creative thinking to develop alternative and innovative approaches.
Lead and run more effective and productive meetings.
Dr. Edward de Bono
M.D., Ph.D., (philosophy, medicine & psychology), Rhodes scholar
World-renowned consultant to business, governments, schools and industry
Author of 65 books in 37 languages and lectured in 57 countries.
Originator of Six Thinking Hats, Lateral Thinking and Direct Attention Thinking Tools
Results Around The World
Since 1993 nearly 300,000 trained
In use by many of the most successful organizations worldwide.
Proven results in different cultures with application at all levels and disciplines.
A clear record of return on investment.
Basics To Participate
Use the Six Hat framework
under the direction of your trained Six Thinking Hat facilitator.
Six different thinking hats you can put on or take off.
Learn to use the Hats to think in parallel with each other.
Use Hats to focus the intellectual and emotional energy of the group.
Your Facilitatorís Role
Clarify the focus of the teamís thinking.
Plan the sequence and timing of the thinking.
Ask for changes in the thinking if needed.
Manage requests from the group for changes in the thinking.
Facilitate periodic or final summaries of the thinking for consideration by the team.
Follow the lead of your trained facilitator.
Learn to use and understand the nature of each Hat.
Work within the time limits.
Learn to contribute forthrightly & fully under each of the hats.
Six Thinking Hats
A Framework For Parallel Thinking In Teams
For information regarding training to become a facilitator-leader or certified trainer in the Six Thinking Hats process please talk to your facilitator, or call
The de Bono Group at