Leadership / Social Dominance
Social Systems (e.g. rule of law)
Detailed ExamplesA social context tends to be detailed. For example, going to a party where everyone is accepting and chill as opposed to a party where everyone is cold and calculating -- these are two completely different situations from a social perspective. The following are a few additional examples.
An art class with talented students who tend to be competitive and an instructor who is aloof and disengaged.
An art class with disinterested students and a teacher who is an authoritarian that keeps everyone in line with strict discipline and their commanding presence.
A family with caring parents that listen to everyone in the family and try to be fair.
A family with busy members who have little time for each other.
A team of employees who are motivated to minimize effort and conflict where people are hesitant to take action items or to challenge ideas.
A team with self-directed and competitive employees who challenge each other's ideas in direct ways often resulting in intensive political battles.
A bus filled with people who are tired at the end of their day such that they value personal space and try to minimize social interaction.
A nightclub in Paris on the first day of the year that offered beautiful Spring weather. The mood that prevails is positive with people being open to socialization and inclusion.
A professional conference with a formal feel to it whereby people feel they are representing their firms and shouldn't indulge in personal conversation beyond a little small talk.
A group of old friends sitting around a fire at the end of summer who engage in light humor and slightly philosophical conversation.
|Overview: Social Context|
|Definition||The social environment and social situation where something happens.|