RESPOND TO EACH QUESTION WITH AT LEAST 100 WORDS and 1 Reference
Question 1 (Christopher Crenshaw)
Environments which foster intrapreneurship
To create an intrapreneurship friendly environment I believe that these three factors must be involved: role-modeling, receptiveness, and consistency. Management should be the change they want to see. If they are not, everything they ever preached becomes lies, even the good they have done. Not only should managers be role-models, but other employees as well. When individuals see employees they are fond of or everyone else getting onboard and conforming to the new standards, they will be likely to follow as well. Receptiveness is very important for intrapreneurship because if your proposed change is not accepted by the masses or understood properly, it will never succeed. Lastly, consistency is the last key measure to success. It is comparable to going to the gym. If you want to see change you have to consistently work at it, through the highs and the lows.
Reducing the 70% failure rate
Reducing the 70% failure rate can be achieved by using various change management techniques. First, “Enabling leaders are predominantly positioned in the middle of a company’s hierarchy. They enable entrepreneurial leaders by supporting them directly and removing obstacles that stand in the way of success” (Somers, 2021, p.1). Other ways to reduce this rate are building on capabilities. “Employees are what they think, feel, and believe in” (Dewar & Keller, 2009, p.1). This method not only tells your employees you believe in them to create change, but they should also believe in themselves and strive for greatness. All in all, there are plenty of ways to inhibit intrapreneurship and lower the failure rates of change.
QUESTION 2 (Jacquelyne)
It is critical for intrapreneurs to have a growth mindset in which the individual recognizes that even little changes can have significant consequences in all aspects of our lives and businesses. An encouraging environment in which personnel are flexible to change but also aware of potential pitfalls is necessary for successful intrapreneurial operations. While having a growth mindset may be simple for an individual, understanding the need of change for a company as a whole can be challenging. Many companies intentionally attempt to avoid change management, which might make it difficult for intrapreneurs to thrive. According to Gleeson (2017), more than 70% of organizational transformation efforts fail, a figure that is projected to rise over time. The following are three elements that serve as the foundation for a positive intrapreneurial environment:
Innovative Mindset – The intrapreneur should make it a habit to say yes frequently and to try new things in their day-to-day operations.
Healthy Competition – Healthy rivalry among those in charge of carrying out tasks will motivate them to give it their all and contribute to the company’s success.
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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