6 Thinking Hats
Daily we have many roles .. and we can not say we have the chance to rehearse in advance. Moreover, often we get to improvise as we are trapped into a conversation or situation in which we find ourselves.
These roles on which we consume energy – see mother / father, daughter / son / brother / sister, boyfriend / girlfriend, fellow office / manager / head of department etc – can distract us from what is really important. Thus, in the absence of a dedicated coaching activity we lose easily the reins of our mind.
„6 Thinking Hats” is an exercise ideal for role plays helping to smooth the functioning of a team and individual organization. Personally it helps you to anchor yourself to the thread thinking generating results and for groups it helps eliminate quarrels and misunderstandings. Before using the hats philosophy it is important to understand what each color represents, as described below.
The interesting part is yet to come !! For the process to be functional seek six hats in the given colors and associate them with the symbols described above. Wear them properly and you will see the results.
Be careful !! When you commit to play according to the rules of the 6 Thinking Hats you agree to become aware of your roles. You really are responsible for the message you send in the world and your only certainty that you have sent it right is the final moment of the play when the audience give you standing applauses.