6 Hats in a group
Everyone wears the same hat at the same time, but could be assigned to a team member in a more permanent role.
- Emotion regulator
- Creative ideator
Each hat has a color: (Wikipedia)
- Managing – Blue – what is the subject? what are we thinking about? what is the goal?
- Information – White – considering purely what information is available, what are the facts?
- Emotions – Red – intuitive or instinctive gut reactions or statements of emotional feeling (but not any justification)
- Discernment – Black – logic applied to identifying reasons to be cautious and conservativea
- Optimistic response – Yellow – logic applied to identifying benefits, seeking harmony
- Creativity – Green – statements of provocation and investigation, seeing where a thought goes