decision making

Revisiting the Six Thinking Hats

Edward De Bono’s famous system is a group decision-making technique used to help analyse a decision prior to implementation. The technique looks at a problem from six different perspectives.

Many people think from a rational, positive viewpoint; however they may fail to examine a problem from an emotional, intuitive, creative or negative viewpoint. The ‘hats’ are categories of behaviour and their purpose is to direct thinking. Encouraging people to adopt different hats means that they must adopt a perspective that is not necessarily their usual way of thinking.

How this can help me?

By applying de Bono’s ‘Six Thinking Hats’ technique to group decision-making, a decision will be formed through mixing ambition, skill in implementation, imagination and good contingency planning. It enables group members to use one thinking mode at a time – instead of trying to do everything at once.

De Bono's Six Thinking Hats

HAVE YOU LISTENED TO OUR PODCAST?

This week we’re looking at trade delegations: What should you expect? Do they deliver? And how do you prepare? We talk to BRIC and China expert David Thomas, CEO of Think Global.

David has been facilitating business relationships between developed and emerging countries in various capacities for thirty years. He has led a number of trade missions into Asia, with a special focus on China.

We asked David, do trade delegations deliver for small and medium sized businesses? Listen here online, or subscribe to the full series on iTunes, here

Leadership

It’s still a man’s world, even on International Women’s Day.

It’s still a man’s world, even on International Women’s Day.

This was the verdict of audience at the Melbourne AIM IWD Great Debate, who voted almost unanimously for the positive team’s case that Australia in 2017 is still a man’s world.
This was the verdict of audience at the Melbourne AIM IWD Great Debate, who voted almost unanimously for the positive team’s case that Australia in 2017 is still a man’s world.

leadership

Introducing Insight Edge for 2017

Introducing Insight Edge for 2017

Welcome to the new professional development newsletter.
Welcome to the new professional development newsletter.

team-building

Tools for team-building

Tools for team-building

There are a large range of tools out there to assist with team-building. AIM's Team Management Profile is a tool that addresses the needs of the individual and their team.
There are a large range of tools out there to assist with team-building. AIM's Team Management Profile is a tool that addresses the needs of the individual and their team.

Teamwork

Building high-performing teams

Building high-performing teams

Building teams that are effective and efficient can be a long and complicated process. Make sure you and your colleagues are meeting the most crucial factors of a high-performing team.
Building teams that are effective and efficient can be a long and complicated process. Make sure you and your colleagues are meeting the most crucial factors of a high-performing team.

strategy

How policy can support your strategy

How policy can support your strategy

All organisations need a strategy. But they also need a plan to implement that strategy. Policy is one way to turn your strategy into a reality.
All organisations need a strategy. But they also need a plan to implement that strategy. Policy is one way to turn your strategy into a reality.

leadership

From the Knowledge Centre

From the Knowledge Centre

A selection of useful digital and print resources on building effective teams and setting strategy from the AIM Knowledge Centre. Access is free to all AIM Members, online, or at one of our AIM libraries ...
A selection of useful digital and print resources on building effective teams and setting strategy from the AIM Knowledge Centre. Access is free to all AIM Members, online, or at one of our AIM libraries ...

meetings

Meetings: Why you're almost always wasting your time

Meetings: Why you're almost always wasting your time

We've all been in meetings that have dragged on and not addressed any of the issues they were designed to solve. If meetings are so often inefficient, why do we still have them?
We've all been in meetings that have dragged on and not addressed any of the issues they were designed to solve. If meetings are so often inefficient, why do we still have them?

decision making

From the Knowledge Centre

From the Knowledge Centre

A selection of useful digital and print resources on decision-making from the AIM Knowledge Centre. Access is free to all AIM Members, online, or at one of our AIM libraries around the country.
A selection of useful digital and print resources on decision-making from the AIM Knowledge Centre. Access is free to all AIM Members, online, or at one of our AIM libraries around the country.