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This research introduces and explores the phenomenon of Far Distant Motivation (FDM) for the first time. The aim of the study is to substantiate the role and necessity of developing motivation on the basis of future prospects with the development of the conceptual foundations of the motivation model. The paper shows that the available theories of motivation and experimental research in the operations management did not cover the time perspective of employee motivation. Both motivation theories and the managerial paradigms of operational management develop primarily short motivation. To eliminate this gap, it was proposed to introduce the concept of “Length of Motivation”. The concepts of Short Motivation and long-range Far Distant Motivation (FDM) are highlighted. Based on years of research, curves of types of motivation have been proposed. On their basis, the design of motivation systems in operations management is carried out. It is shown that in certain periods of the worker’s working life, FDM should be activated. The study confirmed the effectiveness of FDM. It is revealed that the group of workers with long-range motivation is distinguished by higher productivity and integration into the company’s goals. However, the companies themselves do not single out the motivational structure of such a group of workers and do not fully use the potential for increasing productivity.


motivation, far distant motivation, short motivation, types of motivation, long-term motivation

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Mukhambetov, T. I. . (2019). The Concept of Far Distant Motivation in Personnel Management. European Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 2(1), 18–38.