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Discussion 5-1Culture is part of all organizations, and social systems exist in any given company. When an individual becomes an employee, he or she also becomes part of that organization's social system. This is the general system in which people relate to one another at work. As such, many variables may influence an organization's social system, which can impact the working balance. When working relationships are functional, they contribute to the organization's success. Considering your current or past workplace, describe how the social system operates and how people contribute to or taint the system. How do people contribute to the social harmony (or disharmony) at your workplace? In responding to your classmates' posts, analyze the social systems they have described. Offer ideas for maintaining or establishing a social system in your classmates' scenarios. Encourage further elaboration by asking your classmates questions and offering alternative viewpoints. Support your initial post and response posts with scholarly sources cited in APA style.CHAPTER 4…When I look at my current role and the people I work with I feel like our social system is comprised of many small teams that form a larger team. Each program has an integrator or “teamcaptain”. Under that integrator are three calibrators and these calibrators act as teammates with each other, which is what I do. Calibrators have a specific part of the vehicle assigned to them forcalibration that the integrator ultimately has the final say so on for approval. Our company doesn’t just have one program though, we have multiple programs with multiple integrators and even more calibrators. All of these people have to work together or help each other in some way because two programs may be working towards fixing the same issue. This is why I strongly agreed with the complexity of social interactions within social systems and how the behavior or actions of one person can largely impact the system as a whole (Newstrom, 2015, p. 94). If one calibrator leaves their subsystem not fully calibrated it can affect the other subsystems, this would lead to poor vehicle performance, which then makes the integrator look bad to the customer, which can then result in the whole group not receiving or retaining future business. The behavior of one individual could taint the harmony in the system and the systems social equilibrium causing the calibrators to possibly start working against one another (Newstrom, 2015, p. 95). I have seen this happen before where one calibrator on a team might not deliver on their side causing the integrator in the future to possibly seek out the help of a separate calibrator from a different team, then the two are working against each other changing some of the same values back and forth. Another thing I have noticed in my company is that there is a lack of cultural diversity and people can be prejudice at times, I work in the auto industry as an engineer