Moderation as a Moral Competence: Integrating Perspectives for a Better Understanding of Temperance in the Workplace

Moderation as a Moral Competence: Integrating Perspectives for a Better Understanding of... The purpose of this paper is to analyze the virtue of temperance as a moral competence in professional performance. The analysis relies on three die ff rent streams of literature: virtue ethics, positive psychology and competency-based management. The paper analyzes how temperance is defined in each of these perspectives. The paper proposes an integrative definition of temperance as “moral competence” and summarizes behaviors in business environments in which temperance plays a role. Keywords Temperance · Moderation · Virtue ethics · Positive psychology · Competency-based management · Moral competences Introduction due to their involvement in various misbehaviors, such as the extramarital affair of Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) The twenty-first century has not been good for business eth- director David Petraeus in 2012 (Belenky 2012), the work- ics. Among other notorious scandals, the Ponzi scheme con- place relationship of Lockheed Martin CEO Christopher ducted by the stockbroker Bernard Madoff in 2008 became Kubasik in 2012 (Ratnam 2012), and the sexual harassment the largest financial fraud in the history of the United States allegations in regard to former director of the International (Reuters 2011). The $65 billion fraud helped Madoff build Monetary Fund (IMF) Dominique Strauss-Khan (Williams an $830  million estate to sustain a lavish lifestyle that 2012) http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Business Ethics Springer Journals

Moderation as a Moral Competence: Integrating Perspectives for a Better Understanding of Temperance in the Workplace

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Publisher
Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © 2018 by Springer Science+Business Media B.V., part of Springer Nature
Subject
Philosophy; Ethics; Business and Management, general; Management; Business Ethics; Quality of Life Research
ISSN
0167-4544
eISSN
1573-0697
D.O.I.
10.1007/s10551-018-3899-x
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Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to analyze the virtue of temperance as a moral competence in professional performance. The analysis relies on three die ff rent streams of literature: virtue ethics, positive psychology and competency-based management. The paper analyzes how temperance is defined in each of these perspectives. The paper proposes an integrative definition of temperance as “moral competence” and summarizes behaviors in business environments in which temperance plays a role. Keywords Temperance · Moderation · Virtue ethics · Positive psychology · Competency-based management · Moral competences Introduction due to their involvement in various misbehaviors, such as the extramarital affair of Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) The twenty-first century has not been good for business eth- director David Petraeus in 2012 (Belenky 2012), the work- ics. Among other notorious scandals, the Ponzi scheme con- place relationship of Lockheed Martin CEO Christopher ducted by the stockbroker Bernard Madoff in 2008 became Kubasik in 2012 (Ratnam 2012), and the sexual harassment the largest financial fraud in the history of the United States allegations in regard to former director of the International (Reuters 2011). The $65 billion fraud helped Madoff build Monetary Fund (IMF) Dominique Strauss-Khan (Williams an $830  million estate to sustain a lavish lifestyle that 2012)

Journal

Journal of Business EthicsSpringer Journals

Published: May 28, 2018

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