|Re: de Bono Six Hats?||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Unnat (zeniinet.net.au)|
|Date: Sun, 15 Nov 1998 23:27:19 -0600|
Hi Todd, hi everyone, Our coho group is part rental (publically funded non-equity) co-op and private ownership (equity). We are members of a federation of housing co-ops (not cohousing, but that's irrelevent). At our recent conference training was offered in '6 Hats'. There was a training session in the morning, about 25% of the delegates (including me) attended. The next conference item was a presentation by 4 speakers on 'The future of co-ops .....' which I facilitated. We pulled out a few key issues and packed people off in small groups to work through them applying the '6 Hats' as the method of approach. This had been suggested by the '6 Hats' trainer. He gave a 'learn fast' presentation on '6 Hats' to the assembley. We included a couple of the morning's trainees in each small group. Now the reason that I'm going into this explanation is that although there was limited training, and the time available for the problem solving was ridiculously short, at the end we got good results. Not finite, but useful enough to highlight priorities and clarify direction. In my experience, we wouldn't have got this sort of result in such a short time and with so many people without a useful focussing tool like '6 Hats". Some people saw it as controlling, which I believe is hogwash. It enabled each person to express their particular pov's because it takes into account the range of ways in which individuals view the world. The method promotes listening and reduced the tendency for people to argue a point. As a road test under messy conditions it came out well. I believe that excellent results could be obtained, even with little training, given more time and practice. But it's a tool not a religion and is to be used when it suits the job in hand. Warmest regards Robyn Williams Pinakarri Community Fremantle, Western Australia Todd O. Derkacz wrote: > Has anyone used Edward deBono's Six Hats method for group process > problem solving and if so with what results? It seems it would work > particularly well in small groups or committees although with good > habits and effective facilitation (needed for all solid group work) > there seems no reason why it couldn't help the larger groups as well. > > todd derkacz > The Hilltop Cohousing Neighborhood, twenty homes on three acres in San > Marcos, TX where the river gushes up cool and clear from under the foot > of the hill country. > Presentation on Sunday, Public Library, 3-5PM
de Bono Six Hats? Todd O. Derkacz, November 13 1998
- Re: de Bono Six Hats? Unnat, November 15 1998
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