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Social Problems and the Workplace
A look at the impact of social problems in the workplace at the individual, group and societal levels.
# 120505 | 1,500 words | 16 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Sociology (General) , Business (General)

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This paper examines the literature on the effects of social problems in the workplace. The reviewed literature focuses on the problems of racism and sexism, substance abuse, and illiteracy. It is concluded that these social problems generally have a negative impact at the individual, group, and community level and that as society becomes more global and complex, there is an increased urgency to solve and resolve these social problems at both the level of the workplace and society generally.

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"Rubington and Weinberg define a social problem as, "An alleged situation that is incompatible with the values of a significant number of people who agree that action is needed to alter the situation". Despite the complexity and relativistic nature of this definition, Lauer and Lauer discuss several issues which most societies in the modern world agree are social problems. These..."

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