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Problem solving

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Six Thinking Hats Technique

In 1985 Edward DeBono wrote a book which unveiled a problem-solving model consisting of six mindsets. The six hats represent different perspectives and have been identified by their colors: Blue Hat for rational, White Hat for logical, Yellow hat for positive, Red hat for emotional, Black Hat for negative thinking, and Green hat for positive. You can wear the six different colored hats to try on a different perspective. Each hat gives you access to information that is usually blocked by other perspectives and allows your mind multiple entry points in solving problems...

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2. Task Batching
  • Task batching is when you batch similar tasks together so you can do them all at once.
  • By focusing on like items together you can create a more concentrated workflow
  • give more focus to your work, 
  • and minimize distractions thus allowing you to become more productive.
  • Task batching is effective because it breaks the cycle of context switching and creates structure around chunks of time.
  • This allows you to commit to a particular task without constant interruption and distraction.

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Learning = Habits

We know that learning is about knowledge, information, and skills; while habits are routines, behaviors, and actions. But the two are actually quite similar to each other.

Habit and learning have the same equation used when dealing with specific situations:

  • Habit: "When X happens, I do Y."
  • Learning: "When A is mentioned, in context of whatever is asked of A, I produce the correct answer that is B."

Both habit and learning are complicated with varying responses but often have an automated response.

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