Green disk >>>
proposals. suggestions. new ideas. alternatives for action. what can we do here? are there some different ideas?


Red disk >>>
emotions. feelings. hunches. intuition. what do I feel about this matter right now.


Yellow disk >>>
advantages. benefits. savings. why it can be done. why there are benefits. why is it a good thing to do.


White disk>>>
facts. Figures. Information. What information do we have. What information do we need.


Black disk >>>
caution. truth. judgement. fitting the facts. does this fit the facts? will it work. .is it safe. can it be done.


Blue disk >>>
thinking about thinking. control of the thinking process. summary of where we are now. setting the next thinking step. setting the program for thinking.


Reactive thinking: being given readymade information

Operacy: other people’s views. priorities. pbjectives. alternatives. consequences. guessing. decisions. conflict-resolution. creativity.

Pro-active thinking: going out and doing things

Criticism is much easier than creation. challenge and adversarial thinking. it is not enough to protest and challenge.

Critical thinking: (reactive). lack of new ideas and creative energy. lack of constructive thinking.

Negative challenge: attack the existing idea and ask the other party to defend the idea or to improve it.

Analytical thinking: not sufficient to solve problems

Positive challenge: acknowledging the value of the existing idea. create a new idea and lay it alongside the old idea. seek to show that the idea has merits and benefits.

Divergent thinking: thinking in an unusual and un-stereotyped way. to generate several possible solutions to a problem.


Convergent thinking: analytical. usually deductive thinking in which ideas are examined for their logical validity or in which a set of rules is following.

Creative thinking: the organisation of patterns. bringing something about. changing ideas and perceptions. the way things could be.


Parallel thinking: what else is there? what other things. what other alternatives. what other points of view. what other perceptions.

Perception is how we see the world. logic is how we make the best of those perceptions. sometimes logic is needed to take perceptions further. sometimes better perception reduces the need for logic.

Forward thinking: what follows? where do we go from here? what can we deduce?

Wisdom: based on perception. it is the ability to take in many things that are present now and will happen in the future. it allows to look at things in different ways.

Lateral thinking. perceptual. escaping from established ideas and perceptions in order to find new ones.