In my last post I revealed a ring metaphor that positioned Transaction, Intuition, Data, Information, Knowledge and Wisdom. Now that we have made the transition with a majority of the concepts from tetrads to hexads, we can now explore how the Six Hats, Six Coats metaphor can be shifted into the Six Rings metaphor. First, lets call up the Six Hats for review:
As I discussed earlier, Conceptual is the Creative perspective, Contextual is the Compatibility perspective, Logical is the Reliability perspective, Physical is the Economy perspective, Mechanical is the Intuitability perspective and Operational is the Convenience perspective.
And now let’s take this metaphor and shift it into the Six Rings metaphor:
As you can see I have given Creativity the highest order and Convenience the lowest.
With that done, let’s take another look at the Six Coats metaphor:
Motivational is the Goal focus. Spatial is the Network focus. Formal is the Data focus. Functional is the Process focus. Personal is the People focus. Temporal is the Time focus.
Now let’s take the Six Coats metaphor and shift it to the Six Rings metaphor:
In the Six Rings metaphor I give Goals the highest order and Time the lowest order.
As you can see in these representations of the Six Hats and Six Coats as rings, there are other implications when we look at the Mix Thirty-Six:
When we look at the Mix Thirty-Six the Blue Hat, Blue Coat requires the least cognitive effort, while the Green Hat, Green Coat requires the greatest. However, the Mix Thirty-Six describes a team and a network. Leadership and communication can follow different emphases and paths between Green Hat, Green Coat and Blue Hat, Blue Coat. And the best Green Hat, Green Coat and the best Blue Hat, Blue Coat has worn the entire Mix Thirty-Six. We will explore this more in future posts by introducing additional metaphors.