'As individuals, our emotional intelligence skills, such as social awareness and empathy, can be shown through our use of social responsibility efforts within an organization but also through our personal social responsibility efforts. ISR (individual social responsibility) is defined as an individual being aware of how personal actions have an effect on the community. ISR can include the following:
- Working for the community, such as volunteering, giving blood donations, and working at a food bank or animal shelter.
- Supporting issues that affect society, such as advocating for political or social issues that can help others—for example, advocating for child labor laws, purchasing fair trade products, recycling.
- Individual ethics, such as integrity and honesty. These individual ethics can also include the “golden rule”: treat others how you wish to be treated. This might mean with empathy and a sense of fairness.'
Figure 5.6 Some Examples of Individual Social Responsibility