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Opportunities help people go the ‘extra mile’

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New research from Germany has shown that it isn’t the amount of time people believe that they have left at an organisation that determines their levels of job satisfaction, so much as the opportunities they have within the organisation. In short, where someone is coming near retirement age, giving them training and development opportunities even toward the end of their career will give them the drive to support the organisation right until their last week there.

Organisational future time perspective

Organisational future time perspective is a psychological construct which reflects “how much remaining time and how many remaining opportunities people perceive themselves as having left in future occupational life.”This doesn’t just apply to the soon to be retired, but a younger person who may see opportunities outside the organisation. For example, organisational future time perspective applies just as much to someone in their mid 20s and planning to career hop as much right through to someone who is 64 and about to retire.

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