Human morals and values serve as the driving agent in the act of giving the world a better shape. The importance of values in social responsibility or environmental sustainability cannot be undermined. Strong and deep-rooted values encourage people or organizations to come to the fore and be responsible enough to modify the world and make it a peaceful and prosperous place to live.
Compassion is one of the most important values that enable people to create a better environment. It motivates you to acknowledge others for who they are rather than focusing on minor differences. The feeling of mutual respect makes you human and distinguishes you from other species that exist on the earth. Organizations, while working on the principles of mutual respect, can formulate a newer, better, and more responsible society.
An easily ignored value that binds individuals or the entire society together is loyalty. It gives you enough strength to stand up against exploitation, injustice, and other evils present in your society. Above all, make sure to be honest to yourself. While being honest, people and organizations are able to accept their flaws, improve themselves, and consequently focus on improving their surroundings.
The most significant fact that should not be overlooked is that only a responsible citizen can create a responsible society. Execution of social responsibility is vital for every organization or individual in order to create an atmosphere which is supportive, generous, and where communal interests are preferred.
Examples of Individual Social Responsibility
Individual Social Responsibility enables an individual to introduce minor or major changes in his or her social environment. It makes a person more responsible in his or her actions that are believed to impact communities that may or may not be related to his or her immediate surroundings.
A significant contribution is made to social responsibility by the kind of choices and decisions that people make. Even their code of conduct, their way of treating others, and the products, services, and resources they prefer are related to the domain of social responsibility. Individual social responsibility is majorly about treating others in the same way as you want yourself to be treated. You are considered to be socially responsible if you consider yourself accountable for your particular actions and dealings. Your constant attempts to have a positive influence on your fellows and to improve your environment make you socially responsible as well as appreciable.
Contributed by Rakesh Malhotra, Founder of Five Global Values (www.fiveglobalvalues.com) and Author of “Adventures of Tornado Kid, Whirling Back Home Towards Timeless Values” .Passionately determined to uncover the mystery of human behavior. His fascination with the influence of core values on human behavior stems from a career which has seen rise from an entry-level sales job to that of a seasoned CEO. Having worked, lived, or traveled to more than 40 countries, he has been able to study performance and human behavior across all cultures.