Invented by Doctor Edward de Bono (Medicine, Psychology and
Physiology), the man considered the world's highest authority in
the field of "Innovative Thinking" and "Serious Creativity" ®, this
method helps companies of all trades, types and sizes succeed all
over the world through the application of individual or
We are "accredited" by Edward de Bono himself as Experts in
teaching and practicing his methods since 1993. We have gained
extensive international experience in bringing "Serious Creativity"
® to companies. We can provide Advice, Training, Facilitation of
Strategic Creative Sessions and Expert Assistance to Think Tanks.
As Experts, we help leaders and teams master the Creative
Thinking Skills and Mindsets they need,
individually and collectively, to design innovative
approaches that will make the "Pertinent Difference".
It results in too numerous, too long, non-productive meetings,
dominated by "Ego battles" and fostering more status quo than
Change or Innovation.
The "Hats" offers a practical alternative to adversarial
Thinking. The method changes the way people think and work.
Instead of adversarial Thinking, it encourages Co-operation,
Exploration and Creativity. This powerful method includes
the vital components of efficient Thinking: focusing and managing
the Thinking, generating ideas and concepts, evaluating the risks
and potential problems, searching for opportunities, advantages and
benefits, using intuition and
When teams engage in Six Hats Thinking, they are practicing
"Parallel Thinking" - everyone is using the same tool
at the same time on the same challenge and thus many brains think
together creatively and collaboratively. This speeds up the
discussion, reduces meeting time by up to 50% and
increases their productivity manifolds.
Each person's unique Thinking on the challenge is included which
ensures a stronger solution is implemented, supported and is well
The Hats method is a liberating structure that helps develop
Efficient and Creative Thinking as a SKILL through
discipline and practice. Moreover, it allows understanding the
mechanism of Mind and turning the brain - which is basically
brilliantly non-creative - into an efficient and creative Thinking
Six Thinking Hats ® training will equip your teams with a
process and proven tools to participate in productive Thinking
meetings together and work independently on projects. You will see
measurable improvements in practical solutions developed that can
be implemented and supported; written reports, proposals, e-mail
messages that are clear, compelling, balanced and complete in
With this time-tested, application-based, fast-paced, hands-on
workshop, you will learn how to
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Thousands of companies around the world have become skilled
Thinkers thanks to Edward de Bono's methods. These methods
allow to voluntarily and consciously get
out of our "Mental Highways" and develop innovative Strategies,
Concepts and Ideas.
N.T.T, Mr. Hisashi
Shinto, who was Chief Executive of NTT (Nippon Telephone and
Telegraph), chose the "Six Thinking Hats" as a Thinking method at a
time NTT had 350,000 employees and its stock market valuation was
worth more than the top five U.S. corporations put together.
"The method had a very powerful effect on
our executives who are now much more creative
Du Pont, "The productivity and quality
of ideas and actions generated by this technique has been nothing
short of phenomenal."
"It has reduced meeting times by up to 75%, and changed
our culture across Europe."
Coopers & Lybrand have calculated that in
an organisation of 100 people, by saving one hour per week per
person with more effective meetings, £250,000 could be saved per
A Swedish company attributes a rise in profit
from 7 millions dollars to 70 millions dollars over a three-year
period as a result of the application of Edward de Bono's Thinking
A Belgian Company, "The de Bono
techniques have been used to speed up the sales process - in fact
on one occasion the results of a customary 6-week development
period were achieved in just 2 hours - and with a better programme
for the client."
Glaverbel, "The methods helped
us promote positive relationships, reduce the frustrations normally
felt in meetings and the deterioration in personal relationships
caused by adversarial debate. People leave meetings in a positive
frame of mind. Its use will therefore contribute to a much more
positive, cooperative and constructive climate, which will reduce
Hats helped us overcome cultural differences -
interdepartmental, cultural and international differences -
as everyone uses a common language in meetings. It contributes to
build effective teams and enhances their performance. It also
facilitates the transfer of ideas, technologies and systems from
one part of an organisation to another."
ABB, "It has proven
to be very efficient in improving working in teams at ABB.
Especially in international teams where it takes a long time to get
to know each other and cope with cultural differences. With Six
Hats it is possible to gain results in two days which before took a