by Dave Francis and Mike Woodcock

Problem solving and decision making are two of the most challenging and complex, yet vitally important skills required of individuals and teams in organizations. From well-known authors Dave Francis and Mike Woodcock, 25 Problem-Solving & Decision-Making Activities provides the tools to enhance these skills, using a variety of self-analysis assessments, survey instruments, structured experiences, and teaching resources.


Rooted in experiential principles and linked to real-world situations, the activity collection is based upon a systematic, 8-step method of problem solving and decision making:

  • Tuning in
  • Objective setting
  • Success measures
  • Information collection
  • Decision making
  • Planning
  • Action
  • Reviewing to improve

Uses for 25 Problem-Solving & Decision-Making Activities

The activities can be run independently or in a sequence, but are most beneficial as part of a more comprehensive training programme.

This activity collection is available as a digital download in Adobe Acrobat PDF or the traditional 3-ring binder version. Both formats are fully reproducible.