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Dr. P. S. Aithal ; V. T. Shailashree ; Dr. P. M. Suresh Kumar (2017)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.5281/zenodo.240259
  • Subject: Six Thinking Hat Technique, ABCD Analysis Framework, Factors & Elemental Analysis

De Bono's Six Thinking Hats technique suggests different types of thinking corresponding to six thinking roles for the analyst, associated with hats of six different colors. The technique correlates different thinking styles used in a systematic problem solving procedure with different coloured hats. Alternately, by conceptualizing each type of hat, the person focuses on the style of thinking associated with each colour so that the problem can be analysed from different angles and frame of references. This method supports lateral thinking possibilities and new outcomes during problem solving session so that the optimum solution can be found out. In this paper, we have analysed six thinking hat technique using our ABCD analysis framework. ABCD analysing technique refers to examining a system, model, or concept through focussing on its advantages, benefits, constraints, disadvantages by narrowing to determinant factors, key factors, and critical constituent elements. Determinant factors form the overall frame of reference while key factors represent the dimensions on which its advantages, benefits, constraints and disadvantages are reflected. We have presented the factor and elemental analysis of Six thinking hat technique using CCE approach through ABCD analysing framework. Critical Constituent Elements (CCE) are elements which are critical to the success of the advantages, benefits, constraints, and disadvantages.
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