Your 1000 hotel was opened six months ago with Super Bowl being your first big piece of business. You, as the GM, have worked with your executive team and prepared a realistic forecast going forward and expected that once the Super Bowl was over at the end of the second month of opening, you will have a steady stream of business with about 60% occupancy, and a strong ADR of around $200. However, since you are the new hotel in town and you have all sorts of new amenities including a spa, roof top infinity swimming pool, and four specialty restaurants that are joint ventures with celebrity chefs and sports celebrities, you are actually experiencing a 30% over budget in rooms revenues and a 40% over budget in food and beverages. All the publicity you gained during the Super Bowl helped in booking a lot of individual business travelers, ready to pay premium prices.

While this sounds good and may signify a lot of potential opportunities, what are some potential problems (negative and undesirable future changes) that your hotel may face? Therefore, please perform a potential problem analysis. Although the list of potential problems can be endless from internal ones such as human resource, training, quality, to external forces such as market changes to natural disaster, list only your top 5 potential problems. Using the detailed version of the Potential Problem Analysis form and also Altier’s Five-Step PPA:

Identify and define potential problem statement
Identify potential problems and which to pursue (this is where you will list your top five problems)
Identify likely causes
Develop preventive action, and
Develop contingency action and set trigger
Thus, your assignment should include:

Introduction
Potential Problem Analysis form
Discussion of each of the 5 potential problems
Your justification of the selection of the ONE problem that will most likely to happen and has the most negative impact
Identify the likely causes of that ONE potential problem, and develop preventive action, contingency action, and set trigger

Assignment 3 is not a research on the definition of Problem Analysis but rather take what is presented to you in the discussion – the situation – and analyze that using the tools you have learned this week, especially in the Potential Problem Analysis section. I am about to send the following message to the entire class as an announcement Friday morning as the End of Week 2 Announcement. But I am copying parts of it below – hope this helps. Thank you. ADF

Assignment #3 – due

This assignment is for you to analysis a potential problem your new hotel may face. Potential problems are negative and undesirable future changes). In completing this assignment, the slide deck for “Potential Problem Analysis” and the two videos should also be helpful. Following Altier’s Five-Step PPA process, please list only your top 5 potential problems. And, using the detailed version of the Potential Problem Analysis form, please:

This is what teacher wrote on last assignment because I did it wrong.

Identify and define potential problem statement
Identify potential problems and which to pursue (this is where you will list your top five problems)
Identify likely causes
Develop preventive action, and
Develop contingency action and set trigger

The detailed Potential Problem Analysis form can be found on slide 13 of the slide deck and towards the beginning of the second video.

Thus, your assignment should include these sections or subheadings:

Introduction
Potential Problem Analysis form
Discussion of each of the 5 potential problems
Your justification of the selection of the ONE problem that will most likely to happen and has the most negative impact
Identify the likely causes of that ONE potential problem, and develop preventive action, contingency action, and set trigger.

 

Sample Solution

Sample solution

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.

 

References

Babor, T. F., McGovern, T., & Robaina, K. (2017). Dante’s inferno: Seven deadly sins in scientific publishing and how to avoid them. Addiction Science: A Guide for the Perplexed, 267.

Cheney, L. D. G. (2016). Illustrations for Dante’s Inferno: A Comparative Study of Sandro Botticelli, Giovanni Stradano, and Federico Zuccaro. Cultural and Religious Studies4(8), 487.

Verdicchio, M. (2015). Irony and Desire in Dante’s” Inferno” 27. Italica, 285-297.