More than ever before, we are called upon to make plans and adjust our activities aimed at achieving objectives. What are the cognitive tools that allow us to develop long-term plans and get things done on a day-to-day basis? After providing an overview of the resources at our disposal, the author explains how to set and attain goals in different areas (education, home, work, personal interests) and stages of life. Knowing how to organize our lives is a skill that we can improve, in order to more effectively deal with the challenges posed by today’s turbulent times.
Franco Fraccaroli teaches Labour and Organizational Psychology at the University of Trento.