Causes of Breakdown of Social System

As we said before social system has a great impact in every aspect of our life but some time social system may breakdown. For many causes social system may not work.

Some of the causes of breakdown of social system are briefly discussed in the following paragraphs:

Causes of breakdown of social system

  1. Lack of Social Equilibrium: Social equilibrium means dynamic working balance among its interdependent parts. A single significant change may cause disequilibrium. For example, the resignation of a key executive.
  2. Changes resulting Negative Effect: Sometimes changes create negative effect such as decline in productivity due to employee turnover caused by low payment of wages. It causes social breakdown.
  3. Low Job satisfaction: If the workers are not satisfied because of non-fulfillment of their economic and psychological expectation, they there create dissatisfaction among the workers which leads to the social breakdown.
  4. Unfavorable Relationship between Worker and Employees: When the workers don’t get their proper rewards from their superior/employers and also when the employers don’t get respect from their employees, then this unfavorable relationship creates social breakdown.
  5. Cultural Differences/Cultural dominance: In a social system people from different cultures may e there. If one culture dominates another culture then it leads to social system breakdown.


    Causes of Breakdown of Social System

  6. Lack of Ethics: Lack of ethics among the people of social system creates breakdown in the social system.
  7. Group Differences: Society is divided in many groups. Group differences may occur because of differences if personal background, types of work performed and geographical location.
  8. Role Ambiguity: If the role different interdependent parts are not clear then it causes social system breakdown.
  9. Status Anxiety: If a person is not satisfied with his status in the organization then it negativity affects his performance which may lead breakdown of social system.
  10. Lack of communication: Lack of communication may cause breakdown in social system.

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1 comment for “Causes of Breakdown of Social System

  1. Iyman Jedidiah
    November 23, 2014 at 6:24 PM

    Am a student of Industrial Sociology and found your article on Causes of The Break down of a Social System very helpful and quite on point. Would really appreciate a list of recommended books for the course am currently pursuing. Thank you.

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