How do ethical values shape behavior in organizations? Tyler (Chapter 9 in Moral Leadership) and Batson (Chapter 8 in Moral Leadership) have different perspectives on this question. Compare and contrast the positions of Tyler and Batson. Are these thinkers more compatible with Utilitarianism or Deontology? Why? How well do Batson’s four prosocial motives align with Tyler’s notion of self-regulatory motives and behaviors?
To what extent are ethical values or principles grounded in culture and beliefs? Is it reasonable to expect people from culturally different backgrounds to share the same morals and values? Moreover, is it reasonable to expect that people from culturally different backgrounds might have very different perspectives of right and wrong or ethical and unethical behaviors? Why or why not? How might differing values and perspectives on ethical behavior come into play in a global marketplace?