Solvable: A simple solution to complex problems

Arnaud Chevallier, Albrecht Enders  
Total pages
May 2022

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Solvable offers practical tools that are both evidence-based and presented in an accessible and visual way to help you improve all aspects of problem solving at work and home.

Table of Contents

1. The journey of problem-solving

2. Frame – Identify your quest

3. Ideate – Map out alternative routes

4. Decide – Identify your solution

5. Check your bags – Circle back

6. Go! – Move forward

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Problem solving skills are in high demand, yet we’re not taught how to develop and apply these skills appropriately. Solvable offers a simple solution with a 3 -step process—Frame, Explore, Decide—and concrete tools that you can use to become a better problem solver and successfully engage relevant people, whatever the challenge you face. 

  • Discover a three-step process for complex problem solving: Frame, Explore, Decide 
  • Find practical, concrete tools that managers and executives can use to become better problem solvers in any situation 
  • Build high in-demand problem-solving skills that employers are looking for 
  • Learn evidence-based skills built from management, psychology, medicine, engineering, and design research 

Try the free online problem solving tool - The DragonMaster app guides you through the 3- step process so you can solve your problem online. 


Arnaud Chevallier is Professor of Strategy at IMD. He prepares executives for the strategic challenges that corporations face in today’s dynamic global marketplace by helping them make better decisions in volatile and uncertain conditions. At IMD, he directs the Global Management Foundations and the Foundation Stage Singapore programs that are part of the EMBA curriculum. He has consulted with multiple organizations across industries, including Facebook, SAP, STADA, and Shell. Prior to his work at IMD, he served in various academic leadership positions at Rice University and the University of Monterrey. Before joining academia, Arnaud worked in Accenture’s Strategy and Business Architecture division, out of Houston and London.

Albrecht Enders is Professor of Strategy and Innovation and Dean of Programs and Innovation at IMD. His major research, teaching and consulting interests are in the areas of managing discontinuous change and top team strategy development processes. Albrecht has worked for clients from different industries, including ABB, Agathon, Deloitte, Deutsche Bank, Siemens, Douglas Holding, Honda, ICBC, Novartis, MTR HongKong, Roland Berger, Safran, Skanska, Stora Enso, Telenor, Thyssen Krupp, TUI, Vodafone and VTT. In addition to running highly customized company-specific programs that focus on corporate transformation, he also directed the Advanced Strategic Management Program, one of IMD's core general management programs. Before coming to IMD, he spent three years as a consultant with The Boston Consulting Group in the company's Cologne office where he worked on projects in financial services, energy and industrial goods. These projects focused on strategy development, reorganization and efficiency improvement.