Functionalism Social Interaction

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Social interactions all contribute to a system that works together to create a balance, according to functionalists. This perspective emphasizes order and stability. Change is not only not a priority of a functionalist, but they would argue that change would simply upset the balance. It would make sense for a functionalist to not necessarily want to hire a person under the age of thirty. Our generation is constantly changing and evolving and people in older generations may view that change as negative. Social media in general introduces a whole new element to not just workplace but also how humans interact with each other that did not exist before. Social media comes with all sorts of blurred lines of what is appropriate and what is not. A functionalist boss might reject any possible candidates that use social media all together because they feel there is too many unresolved issues to deal with. That boss with a functionalist mind sight might say that hiring a person who…show more content…
It is the same mindset as group projects. If one new hire has poor research skills and everybody is responsible for a certain amount of research, the whole project will either suffer, or one person will have to pull the new hires weight. That is not fair, and that is also unbalanced. If functionalists live by the stability of society, they could easily argue that hiring a millennial would negatively impact that balance. Functionalists constantly stress the importance of moral consensus and how that moral consensus will either aid or upset the stability of an environment. Since a lot of people equate poor dress to poor morals, it is easy to see why employers would be upset by improper attire at work. Dress codes exist to enforce a standard that needs to be upheld. If that standard is not upheld and people stray from the code of conduct changes are forced to be made, and changes upset a functionalists

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