Relative vs. Moral Theories


Think about a time when you were part of a high functioning team. How creative was this team? Without including names, were unethical or immoral actions taken? If so, what was the impact on trust within the team? If you do not have experience on a high functioning team, think about any team with which you have experience. Why was it not high functioning? [Learning Outcome 6.1, 6.2, and 6.3]


Your journal entry must be at least 200 words. No references or citations are necessary. Single spaced.



Unit 7 Essay


Write an essay comparing and contrasting how a leader may use relative moral theories and universal moral theories. Consider the following situation.

You are a member of the university debate team. You have an upcoming competition with your most bitter rival, and the general topic has been released: relative moral theories vs. universal moral theories, which are more effective with regard to team success?

Select a position for the debate. In other words, decide which of the two you believe is the more effective. The best debaters are able to present both sides of the issue while explaining why their position is correct. To that end, discuss each of the two types of moral theories, and provide evidence as to why your selected position is the correct position. [Learning Outcome 6.1]


Make sure to address the following points in the essay.

  • Give an explanation of relative moral theories. [Learning Outcome 6.1]
  • Give an explanation of universal moral theories. [Learning Outcome 6.1]
  • What is the impact of unethical or immoral behaviors on trust within a team? [Learning Outcome 6.2]
  • Which type of theory would be more effective in establishing trust within a team, and why? [Learning Outcome 6.3]


The essay should be a minimum of three pages and should include at least two sources from the CSU Online Library databases for support.


As a research tip, go to the CSU Online Library, click on databases, and go to ABI/Inform Collection database. In the search field, type “teleological framework,” and hit Search. Select an article from the list of results that provides evidence supporting the position selected. After you have finished with the selected article, go back to the search page. Repeat this process entering “deontological framework,” and select an article from the list of results. When entering these terms include the quotation marks. These two searches should provide articles that can be used in support of either position.


APA style should be used for this assignment. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying APA citations.



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