Social Responsibility in the Workplace

Social Responsibility and workplace should go hand in hand. You might be asking what does it mean to mean to have social responsibility in the workplace? First, let’s look at what social responsibility means.

Social responsibility is an ethical theory, where the actions of an individual must benefit all of society. Now put that theory into a workplace and you have social responsibility in the workplace. There must be a balance between the employees and the company.

As people, we all have morals and social justices that we believe in and try to protect. But that also applies in the work front. Companies have their responsibility to follow these rules if they want to grow in the industry.

Businesses have developed a system of social responsibility that is tailor to their own company environment. If social responsibility is supported within a company, then the employees are held in an equal way to the company’s environment. Maintaining social responsibility within a company ensures the integrity of society and the environment are protected.

At times, ethical decisions can be overlooked for personal gain and the benefits can be materialistic. This often manifests itself in companies that attempt to cheat environmental regulations. When this happens, government interference is necessary. You want your company to based on good ethical standards. It’s the only way to keep the company grounded, employees happy, and flourish. 

Some ways to practice social responsibility are by promoting good behavior in the workplace, getting involved in community service, and getting involved in fundraisers. Getting involved with the community is a great way to show the morals of the company and economically is a great way to grow.

Happy wife, happy life right? I mean, happy employees, happy company. Social responsibility is important not only in the real world but in the workplace!

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-Isabel Barreiro

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