Compare And Contrast Virtue And Virtue Ethics

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‘Virtues’ are an individual’s character traits and habits that can help one to achieve a good and fulfilling life. These traits are cultivated by the people and environment around an individual affecting him/her mostly throughout childhood. Social establishments such as an organisation, along with one’s place of employment and societal role in that institution have a great influence on an individual’s character traits. (Week 2 Article 1). In short, and according to MacIntyre’s definition of virtue, it is essentially an individual whom is virtuous, living life as a moral and honorable being. (MacIntyre 2007). Similarly, ‘Virtue Ethics’ are a set of ethics that is in relation to an actor’s character traits and habits. Virtue ethics are basically about an individual’s integrity, with intentions of becoming a good person. These set of character traits or habits may be assessed using rules or guidelines. (Trevino and Nelson Textbook). In an organisational context, virtue ethics is of an organisation’s ambition to excel in their goals or telos. For that reason, virtue ethics typically asks “who should I aspire to become as a person?” or “what should we aspire to become as an organisation?” (Journal Article: A processual model of org. virtue). An ethical modern organisation Virtue ethics in an organisational context, is largely concerned with the degree of congruence between the telos which the organisation is pursuing and the set of virtues it harbors (Journal Article: A
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