Six Thinking Hats: An example

The Blue hat wants all to come to a decision
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The blue hat gets everyone negotiating
One hat may argue each point with the other hats
Arguments become exhausted
Arguments assessed and evaluated
Decision is made

Decisions have consequences:
The public outside
Public relations
Interest groups (eg motiring lobby) and political process
Hats to return to assess and evaluate the outcome of the decision
White hat promises more data
Red hat refers to press and media coverage
Yellow hat looks to see a reduction in incidents
Black hat expects much is to be lost
Green hat considers that options may need opening out again

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