Six Thinking Hats

Blue Hat:
The blue hat is somewhat different from the rest
It is the regulative principle
Directs the decision making traffic to and from the other hats
Asks for: more ideas
Asks for: positives
Asks for: negatives
Asks for: likely emotional reactions
Asks for: existing, new and get data
Assesses (with others) - according to objectives
Evaluates (with others) - qualitative arguments about outcomes
Processes - the chairing function
Operates more often than the others
Determines which hat gets worn next
Does not provide specific opinions
Co-ordinates all the points made
Helps to weigh the relative power of each contribution
The cool blue brings all together and is the most holistic
Blue governs for the whole

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