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Six thinking hats

Thinking hats is a technique that allows a range of different viewpoints to be brought into a discussion while still keeping focused on the issue in hand.

It’s a technique that can be used to encourage people to look at a problem from a number of different perspectives, making what might be an overly complex issue a stimulating topic of conversation.

Key findings:

  • Helps you understand the different 'hats' people use when discussing ideas
  • Enables you to focus your discussion and make meetings shorter and more productive
  • A great way of working through opportunities systematically

This tool forms part of the Develop Your Skills training.