Contemporary theory updating older perspectives
The purpose of sociological theory is to give scientists and scholars a way to think and write about human behavior that is categorizable and smaller in scope than talking about society as a whole.Sociological theory often overlaps with major movements in politics or philosophy.Human behavior is complicated, especially when it comes to how we interact with each other and the world around us.Sociological theories are organized sets of ideas that help us make sense of human behavior.As companies began to grow in size and production, business owners increasingly needed managers to run their daily operations.
Management theories have been developed and used since management first became a standard part of business practices.
A manager may need to motivate their subordinate employees or determine how best to improve operational processes.
Management theories provide frameworks for successfully handling those responsibilities.
Sociological theories can be small, explaining single actions in the scope of a social situation.
Theories can also attempt to explain the vast phenomena of human behavior or give us a new way of looking at behaviors we have seen all our lives.