There is a reason for having the Lateral Thinking tools, that is one of the value of formality. As Edward himself has said many times, people will often think they are using the tools when in fact they are not. Using the tools formally ensures that they are actually used. Similarly with the Six Hats or the CoRT and DATT tools.
As an example, many people suggest they used the red hat in a group setting by asking people what they feel about the issue. The red hat is about… Continue
Added by Danny Stevens on August 23, 2010 at 1:22 —