CleanBody Organics is a national distributor of natural soap, moisturizers, and shampoo and conditioner. It has a brick-and-mortar store in Asheville, North Carolina, which serves as a conduit for learning more about its customers, but the majority of its sales are from online distribution. As the organization expands, it has decided to supplement its previous strategic profile of directly selling to consumers with plans to also distribute its products in co-ops and organic grocery stores.
The greatest concern in the planned expansion is ensuring that new employees have a strong sense of engagement and cultural values similar to those of current employees. The company’s CEO, Eve Libertine, wants to find out what motivates her current workforce, in hopes that she can use this message to hire and retain individuals with similar values and motivations in the future. As an astute student of staffing best practices, you have recommended that a careful job rewards analysis is a good way to achieve this goal.
Ms. Libertine has three key job categories that she wants to focus her analysis on. The first job is customer consultant, which other organizations refer to as a customer service representative. Individuals in this job respond to calls, e-mails, and online chats from customers with questions or complaints about products. This is a key job for the organization because of the large number of individuals occupying this role, as well as the strategic importance of maintaining customer satisfaction. The second job is a product development manager. These individuals are currently responsible for learning about the market for CleanBody products and will have an expanded role in determining how to market products to other retailers. The third page 196job is in production work. Individuals in this job make, cut, pack, and ship the soap, along with performing associated production-area tasks like keeping records and cleaning production areas. This is another job that is expected to greatly expand in numbers as the push into retail sales increases.
1. Find three job titles on O*NET that are relatively similar to the jobs at CleanBody and identify the interests, work styles, and values that are compatible with these jobs.
2. Based on the overall culture of the organization, describe three or four key goals or values that may intrinsically motivate individuals to work at CleanBody.
3. Develop three to five questions for an open-ended survey sent out to current CleanBody employees that will help refine your understanding of job rewards.
Dante Alighieri played a critical role in the literature world through his poem Divine Comedy that was written in the 14th century. The poem contains Inferno, Purgatorio, and Paradiso. The Inferno is a description of the nine circles of torment that are found on the earth. It depicts the realms of the people that have gone against the spiritual values and who, instead, have chosen bestial appetite, violence, or fraud and malice. The nine circles of hell are limbo, lust, gluttony, greed and wrath. Others are heresy, violence, fraud, and treachery. The purpose of this paper is to examine the Dante’s Inferno in the perspective of its portrayal of God’s image and the justification of hell.
In this epic poem, God is portrayed as a super being guilty of multiple weaknesses including being egotistic, unjust, and hypocritical. Dante, in this poem, depicts God as being more human than divine by challenging God’s omnipotence. Additionally, the manner in which Dante describes Hell is in full contradiction to the morals of God as written in the Bible. When god arranges Hell to flatter Himself, He commits egotism, a sin that is common among human beings (Cheney, 2016). The weakness is depicted in Limbo and on the Gate of Hell where, for instance, God sends those who do not worship Him to Hell. This implies that failure to worship Him is a sin.
God is also depicted as lacking justice in His actions thus removing the godly image. The injustice is portrayed by the manner in which the sodomites and opportunists are treated. The opportunists are subjected to banner chasing in their lives after death followed by being stung by insects and maggots. They are known to having done neither good nor bad during their lifetimes and, therefore, justice could have demanded that they be granted a neutral punishment having lived a neutral life. The sodomites are also punished unfairly by God when Brunetto Lattini is condemned to hell despite being a good leader (Babor, T. F., McGovern, T., & Robaina, K. (2017). While he commited sodomy, God chooses to ignore all the other good deeds that Brunetto did.
Finally, God is also portrayed as being hypocritical in His actions, a sin that further diminishes His godliness and makes Him more human. A case in point is when God condemns the sin of egotism and goes ahead to commit it repeatedly. Proverbs 29:23 states that “arrogance will bring your downfall, but if you are humble, you will be respected.” When Slattery condemns Dante’s human state as being weak, doubtful, and limited, he is proving God’s hypocrisy because He is also human (Verdicchio, 2015). The actions of God in Hell as portrayed by Dante are inconsistent with the Biblical literature. Both Dante and God are prone to making mistakes, something common among human beings thus making God more human.
To wrap it up, Dante portrays God is more human since He commits the same sins that humans commit: egotism, hypocrisy, and injustice. Hell is justified as being a destination for victims of the mistakes committed by God. The Hell is presented as being a totally different place as compared to what is written about it in the Bible. As a result, reading through the text gives an image of God who is prone to the very mistakes common to humans thus ripping Him off His lofty status of divine and, instead, making Him a mere human. Whether or not Dante did it intentionally is subject to debate but one thing is clear in the poem: the misconstrued notion of God is revealed to future generations.
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Cheney, L. D. G. (2016). Illustrations for Dante’s Inferno: A Comparative Study of Sandro Botticelli, Giovanni Stradano, and Federico Zuccaro. Cultural and Religious Studies, 4(8), 487.
Verdicchio, M. (2015). Irony and Desire in Dante’s” Inferno” 27. Italica, 285-297.