When we talk about social institutions we are referring to organizations that are recognizable by almost all the citizens of a country, although we are not only referring to those that dealt with people’s problems. Likewise, we refer to structured forms that a society perfectly recognizes.
We can highlight some such as the Church, political parties , a government, education in a country, etc. That is, we refer to everything whose structure makes a society what it is. But for this to be so, it must have a series of specific characteristics .
On the one hand, we need a very defined, concrete internal structure and a purpose that everyone can easily recognize. It is also important that their work involves all of society and that its members can also benefit from their work. A clear example of this can be the Church, a union or justice.
It is also necessary that social institutions, regardless of what they are, evolve and adapt to the times we are in. It must be borne in mind that, on many occasions, due to the circumstances of the historical moment in which one lives, influences from other countries or, directly, very large social changes, make institutions need to adapt to these new times and, the benefits of these changes reach the entire society quickly.
The key to social institutions is that they have been created and are maintained to help a population improve in all aspects and to be more aware of its own reality as a nation and to achieve that the wealth of a country, be it economic, the educational one, the one of justice or of any other type, falls on the same society achieving a tranquility , a well-being, a culture, a justice and an economy from which everyone can benefit.