Institutions exist to support and promote social order. They are social organization and they are established practice or custom. There are good reasons for practices or organization that promote or protect a discipline within society. Their purpose is to promote the common good for individuals or a community. Religion, government, or marriage, education, are some examples. Changes impact these institutions. When change is major, like the digital culture, dysfunctionality is the result. This is because each institution responds to change in different ways and in different time frames.

The people who institutions serve frequently are ahead to understanding the need and nature of the change. The larger and more complex the structure is; the greater the difficulty in an institution adapting to the changing times. This is normal and the pace of change works against the purpose of that organization. This leads to frustrations and anger when the institution becomes a constraint to daily life. Frequently, this will lead to a dramatic call for change. However, change must be within the system itself. Effective and lasting change must come from within. It is appropriate for the members of the group to raise their voices, to get the attention of the leadership.

You must be careful in any revolutionary process to distinguish between the need for change and the purpose of the entity. If the reason and purpose of the institution is no longer relevant then it should disappear. If the purpose is still relevant, then you change it to respond to the changes. If you blame the institution itself, and not the individuals who are out of touch with reality, you risk greater damage to the social order. Understand why it is out of sync with the signs of the times. Then work to be a part of the change. Political institutions when they isolate themselves from the people are an example of this. Anarchy is not an option. Informed voting on issues is the way you make change that will benefit the socio-economic circumstances.

You must maintain a constant vigil on change, because it is ever present and moving. Thinking that you can take action one time and then you can relax, is not realty. You must remain engaged to ensure that you protect the purpose of these entities.