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Do Social Organizations Effect Change on Employees?

Author: Linda Ray
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Whether you value family and community over profit, or place significant value on performance over employee satisfaction, your choice affects the mood and attitude of your organization. An employee who is very competitive, for example, may change to fit in with your family value-based company. On the other hand, if that same employee cannot change his core values to fit in with your own corporate agenda, he may leave or operate less successfully.


In a company that values individuality, you might find a number of subcultures that embrace a diversity of social experiences. Such an environment could encourage employees to accept the differences among their co-workers. On the other hand, those resistant to diversity may not be able to participate in teamwork as you expect. Social experiences that might occur in the break room or at company meetings could interfere with smooth workflow if employees don't change.


When you make changes in your company to increase profits, take advantage of trends or generally improve your overall company position, you most likely will encounter resistance in your workforce, according to Entrepreneurship in a Box. How effective you are in initiating those changes depends on how you handle employees that offer the most resistance. Making sure that social relationships are maintained among the employees can play a key role in how smoothly you make transitions. When reorganizing, consider those social implications to allow employees to maintain their friendships and interests.


Social organizations within your company can affect overall morale within your ranks. Providing outside philanthropic opportunities for employees to engage in can build an impetus to bring workers together for a common cause. Additionally, according to the University of Illinois, your employees base their attitudes about you and your company on your socially responsible outside activities. Your company's involvement in social organizations as part of your corporate philanthropic and community-related activities trickles down to your employees and their attitudes toward you. Employees who feel good about the company they work for typically are better workers and have higher morale than workers who believe they work for a company without a social conscience.

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