Graduate students will complete a 16 (minimum) to 20 page (maximum) paper (not counting references, tables, charts and figures) worth 10 points. The due date for the final graduate paper is no later than 11:59 p.m., Sunday, April 29, 2018,
using the D2L drop box.
Please type your paper, double-spaced, using one-inch margins and 12-point Times New Roman type. Please cite your references and use current APA style for the entire paper (see reference below).
DO NOT include your name in the paper since these papers are automatically submitted to TURNITIN (see syllabus). Use as the file name for your paper “Lastname_Firstname_6850_Spring_2018.”
Points will be deducted for not answering all the questions and for not including all references in both the reference section and in the body of the paper, not meeting page requirements (both minimum and maximum), not using APA style, for less than high quality spelling and grammar associated with a graduate paper, and for other deviations from the instructions provided. After these process deductions are made, then the content will be graded. Papers scoring less than 80% will result in an incomplete being assigned for the course. Papers scoring less than 80% must then be redone and the new score must be 80% or greater or the incomplete will automatically convert into an “F” for the course.
Paper Instructions:
First, read the attached article and abstracts. Write your paper using the following headings and within each, address all questions. You are required to appropriately cite and reference each textbook used in this course, the attached article and abstract, and “The New Economics” at least once in this paper. To write your paper, use these headings and note the
associated page lengths of the following:
Per APA style, please begin with a title page and paper abstract. The title for your paper is “Transforming ____ into a Deming/Senge Learning Organization: HCMG 6850 Spring 2018.” Fill in the blank for your paper.
I. My Organization and Department (one page)
Think about and briefly describe a healthcare organization. Provide enough description so the reader has a feel for the culture of the organization and its relationship with stakeholders.
II. Preparing My Organization for Change (two pages)
Your people in your organization are not ready for change. Integrate the theories of Deming, Goldratt, and Senge into an overarching model and suggest action steps necessary to facilitate the change in personal thought and skills so that the organization is prepared for transformation. III. Transforming My Organization into a Deming/Goldratt Organization (eight pages minimum and 12 pages maximum)
Use Deming’s System of Profound Knowledge (SoPK) to identify and address the major bottleneck in each of the change dimensions. In each subsection, you are to address all questions, in order, using appropriate sub-headings. III.A Dimension of SoPK Change—Psychology (No more than three pages for all questions.)
Why change?
What to change?
What to change to?
How to cause the change?
Right acceptable change…how do you make the change acceptable?
Right way to change…what are the methods (steps) in making this change occur?
Right reason to change…what primary value is being addressed by making the change? Right time to change…are you sure that if you do the change now that it will work?
How will you know the change actually occurred and is now the new stable norm?
III.B Dimension of SoPK Change—Epistemology (Philosophy of Science) (No more than three pages for all questions.)
Why change?
What to change?
What to change to?
How to cause the change?
Right acceptable change…how do you make the change acceptable?
Right way to change…what are the methods (steps) in making this change occur?
Right reason to change…what primary value is being addressed by making the change?
Right time to change…are you sure that if you do the change now that it will work?
How will you know the change actually occurred and is now the new stable norm?
III.C Dimension of SoPK Change—Systems (No more than three pages for all questions.)
Why change?
What to change?
What to change to?
How to cause the change?
Right acceptable change…how do you make the change acceptable?
Right way to change…what are the methods (steps) in making this change occur?
Right reason to change…what primary value is being addressed by making the change?
Right time to change…are you sure that if you do the change now that it will work?
How will you know the change actually occurred and is now the new stable norm?
III.D Dimension of SoPK Change—Variation (No more than three pages for all questions.)
Why change?
What to change?
What to change to?
How to cause the change?
Right acceptable change…how do you make the change acceptable?
Right way to change…what are the methods (steps) in making this change occur?
Right reason to change…what primary value is being addressed by making the change?
Right time to change…are you sure that if you do the change now that it will work?
How will you know the change actually occurred and is now the new stable norm?
IV. Timing (two pages)
What is the time order and time necessary to accomplish the changes listed above? What is your justification for the time order? In other words, identify which dimension of SoPK you address first and state why. Then do so for the remaining three dimensions. (You cannot say you will do all at the same time.)
When is the earliest time frame, in years and months, that you think all the changes above will produce the stable transformation of your traditional organization into a Deming/Senge organization? Is your organization ready for the downturn in productivity during this period? Why or why not?
VI. How do Deming, Goldratt, and Senge Synergize? (one page)
Then describe how you think the ideas in these books work together. Are there sections that appear in conflict at first glance but later appear to synergize?
VII. Impact of Deming, Goldratt, and Senge on My Own Thinking (one page)
Finally, state the impact, if any, the texts have had on your own management/leadership thinking.
VIII. References (unlimited)
Do use references as appropriate using APA style. At a minimum, ALL the HCMG 6850 course textbooks, the paper and abstracts attached with this project, and Deming’s “The New Economics” are to be appropriately cited in both the references and the text.
APA STYLE—see: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/ as reference to style conventions.

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.