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Sociological Group Matrix
SOC/100 Version 2
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Sociological Group Matrix
Schaefer (2011) defines a group as “any number of people with similar norms, values, and expectations who interact with one another
on a regular basis” (p. 111). Complete the Social Group Matrix by identifying and describing the relationship between yourself and the
members of any social group you are a part of.
Group description
Identify the group.
The social group that I will be utilizing involves me, management staff, and our valued
employee were I currently work within the structured setting of leadership meetings and
the behavior observation during interactions.

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Sociological Group Matrix
SOC/100 Version 2
2
Social
group or
organiza
tion
Describe
the
function
of the
social
group.
Our collective management staff is tasked with the daily operations and functional processing within our
facility improve daily department functions and productions, while ensuring the safety of our employees.
Within our group, culture in a culture, we are also tasked with addressing much issue that result from
internal conflicts and disagreements. During these leadership gatherings, the group does fantastic with
address the facility operations, however, the cultural conflict within lack adequate attention and resolutions
by management.
Authorit
y and
hierarch
y
Describe
authority
and
hierarchi
cal
patterns
within
the
group.
RTL= Regional Team Leader is tasked with the operational function of sixteen facilities
STL=Store Team Leader is responsible for the daily accountability of our facility operations
TL=Team Leader (Current Position) is responsible and tasked with the operations and task delegation of 6
department and 125 employees.
DL= Department Leads are tasked with their departmental functions and the accountability of department
employees
Safety Response Team is tasked with the ensuring the facilities safety program
Asset Protection is our security team that is responsible for all threats, risks, and vulnerabilities that derive
from internal and external sources. This would constitute the structure of our social interaction within our
environment (Schaefer, 2011, p. 104)

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Sociological Group Matrix
SOC/100 Version 2
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Social
patterns
Describe
social
patterns
you
might
find
within
the
group,
and
explain
their
social
significa
nce.
Some of the social patterns that I witness are the derivative of preconceived notions of other
socially identifiable groups within our facility. One example is the youthfulness within
management which depicts current trends and views when discussing resolution methods.
Another pattern that is noticeable is the influential perception is projected by our older
generation. Generational difference also contributes to cultural misconceptions and has led to
significant conflict in the past. Communications are also differentiated through generational
differences, thus, understands and communications are often misinterpreted.
Conflicts
Describe any conflicts
within the group.
Conflict within our organization is specifically due to cultural indifference and the lack of cultural
competence. This generates continuous personal bias with our discussion making process. Additionally,
positional title are providing our team with preconceived notions of superiority, thus, miscued perceptions is
not aiding in the development of “intimate relationships” within the working environment. Yes, this is
causing distance and resentment between staff members, disrupting operations, and dismantling
communications within our meetings and within some departments, sometimes between departments.

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