The financial institution I work for has four key strategies but the one that resonates with me is “Diversify and expand with new products and markets”. In 2019 Walmart ended the partnership with Synchrony after 20 years of service causing a lot of uncertainty since this was our largest client, some employees lost their jobs. I noticed a switch in the strategy that is now more focused on extending relationships with new clients and constantly improving the technology aspect to offer solutions to the consumers that want to self-service through the website or an app, this has been a big area of opportunity.

In the chapter 3 we learned how the organizations analyze the environment and competitors, as both a client and an employee is easy for me to see that the technological capabilities of Synchrony are not the best compared to other banks as Discover or CapitalOne, Synchrony is aware of this and now the focus is in continuing to innovate. I find the strategic management process effective because they are listening to the feedback of consumers and are using the results found in different studies and analyses to put into place strategies that won’t put the company at risk again.

Veselinović, J., Mitić, M., Bačvarević, B. B., & Marković, V. Z. (2021). Strategic Planning as the Inevitability of Modern Management. Megatrend Review, 18(4), 57–70. https://doi-org.devry.idm.oclc.org/10.5937/MegRev2104057V

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Having spent the crux of the past two decades working within the corporate sector of the aviation industry, I’ll discuss that field. The previous airline that was my employer places a premium on applying an equitable “skills-first” level support of employee development and continuous improvement. This being so, the airline implements reliable continuous improvement (CI) approaches as a major part of their strategic management process. For example, Six Sigma is a highly regarded training standard at the airline’s base. Six Sigma is considered to be a disciplined, statistics-propelled, and measurable certification program. That is, students who successfully complete levels of the program earn a certification that confirms a demonstrated mastery of varied levels of planning expertise. Six Sigma training levels are designed to address methods of management, planning, and monitoring that will reduce process defects that carry the potential to burn through corporate resources. For this reason, my former place of employment supported participation in Six Sigma training as a pathway to professional advancement within the organization.

The airline, like many others within the commercial aviation industry, utilizes a Lean manufacturing model, which endeavors to rid processes of production-stopping waste. By operating a Lean manufacturing model, the airline’s technical operations streamlines its pathway to efficiency and productivity. The success of this airline’s management process is made evident by its strident overcoming of industry, environmental, and social difficulties faced throughout its nearly 100 year existence. It’s hierarchical culture is not without flaws. Nonetheless, its higher than average industry ranking does afford the airline a bit of congratulatory honor.

 

 

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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.