Identifying and Addressing Social Change Obstacles

A variety of words are used to characterize the types of change that arts and cultural activities seek to bring about in communities and society. Depending on the field, each of these words may have a distinct meaning, but some overlap. IMPACT provides definitions to assist in distinguishing between these various types of change and words defining arts and culture. Examining these ideas may assist you in determining and expressing how your cultural activity is geared at effecting change in the world. One method of doing this is by investigating how the world returned to normal after past life-altering catastrophes. Apart from exploring the causes and consequences of societal change, we will also consider how life has altered in the aftermath of similar global events across history. At the end of the discussion, we’ll talk about what the new normal could look like after the pandemic.

What is the root cause of social change?

To better understand significant social transitions, it is necessary to grasp some of the factors that may cause them. As we saw in our definition of social change, these components can affect society in both the short and long term. In fact, the consequences of health change are many and diverse, and both short- and long-term trends can influence how we live our lives. There are a few areas where substantial changes may be made to the structure of societies.

The connection between societal development and the establishment of a nation

Institutional stability in economics, politics, law, and other social structures—how institutions promote stability in economics, politics, law, and other social networks—is an uneven science. It is critical to be aware of the political environment in which you are operating. People in positions of authority have traditionally been reluctant to alter the status quo. Social movements emerge as a result of unequal distribution of power in society. Nonprofit and civil society organizations and individuals and groups of all sizes operate in this murky territory.


Technology is one of the most important forces driving change. As our knowledge of the world grows, technological advancements have the potential to propel us to greater heights. Consider how the Industrial Revolution altered the way people worked or how the internet has increased our ability to acquire information and knowledge. Technology can cause seismic changes in the way we connect with the rest of the world.


The area of science is inextricably linked to the subject of technology. The advancement of science provides many benefits to our civilization. Whether they are aimed at increasing access to resources, enhancing healthcare delivery, or curing illness, science-related promotions have the potential to change the way we live our lives profoundly.

Involve the people in your community.

One method of removing social obstacles is to include members of the whole community in the change-making process. Send out a survey to the general public to get comments. Have a cup of coffee with local leaders and pay close attention to their concerns. Most of the time, resistance to change is overcome when more individuals are informed about the problems. In the meanwhile, advocate for your cause in a polite manner, offer facts and be persistent.