Write an essay of 825 words describing the sociological implications of the modern economy and the workplace environment. Compare and contrast the meaning of careers from the perspective of structural-functional analysis, symbolic-interaction analysis, and social conflict analysis. How has change in technology altered the personal satisfaction of the employee in the workplace? What are the sociological ramifications of this?
Sociology of the Workplace Name Institution Sociology of the Workplace Introduction The modern economy and workplace environment as in other policy domains plays out in the context of strong trends. It is important to study and understand the sociological implications of the modern economy on the workplace, and what it entails to ensure employees’ remain satisfied. In the American scenario, it cannot go without mentioning that by the 20th century, its workplace environment was quite a diverse one (Licht, 1988). The manufacturing sector continues to be relatively stable and so has the service sector. However, white-collar jobs have sky rocketed from 20 percent during the William B. Wilson’s time to 60 percent in the current times (Licht, 1988). The most notable story in the workplace history is the shift to office from farming. This pattern repeats itself throughout the world, each with its effects. Some of the major questions seeking answers are major factors that will determine work in the future and how they will evolve in 10 years to 15 years. The other question is the implications of such trends to the workforce as well as the workplace. To create an understanding of the issue, this paper seeks to compare and contrast what careers mean from the perspective of structural-func