Thursday, March 26, 2009

Thinking & Perception: How Best We Can Do It!!

Today's world boasts itself as very knowledgeable, determined, cultured, learned, and believes in the concept that scientifically nothing is impossible. We argue on almost all thing, doesn't matter how someone is presenting something or how we perceive something, what matters ultimately is how we are presenting our case or view point. Simply speaking this is a case of EGO and Alter EGO that is there in our cognitive mind. But, this ends up in a fiasco, with no one benefiting from the discussion, resulting in no realistic output.

This is the time when the "Six Hats" concept of Edward De Bono comes into play. To quote him, "Thinking is the ultimate Human Resource. Human nature is always dissatisfied and strives to achieve more and more. Usually, the only people who are very satisfied with their thinking skill are those poor thinkers who believe that the purpose of thinking is to prove yourself right- to your own satisfaction".

The biggest problem is Confusion, we try to mix emotion, information, logic, perception, etc with our thinking process and try to manifest what is best suited to our own best self. All this confusion while thinking leads to unethical and unprofessional behavior, we don't achieve what we initially wanted to achieve, our focus gets too unidirectional.

Now quoting Edward De Bono, "a simple concept is put forth, which allows the thinker to do one thing at a time". The ability to alienate emotion from logic, creativity from information, etc. These all represent a type of hat that we put on our head. If we mix up all the hats, there will be confusion and if we think as per the situation demands, we can arguably reach at a certain conclusion. 

More on the Thinking Process and its relevance to various Hats and our thinking and perception will be posted shortly. One can say, this is just the begining to revolutionise our Perception and how it affects our Performance.


1 comment:

Lesliey Love said...

very cool thoughts...