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Robin Hood Case Analysis Questions

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Cole Long- Robin Hood Case Questions

1. What problems does Robin Hood have? What issues need to be addressed?

Robin Hood’s main problem is that a lack of organization has arisen as a result of the Merrymen becoming too large of a group. As a result, discipline has become a problem which is an issue that needs to be addressed with his lieutenants. Another result of the expansion has been a lack of food that will eventually cause tension with the Merrymen.

As a result of this food scarce, Robin Hood has thought about moving away from the Merrymen mission statement and begin taxing the common folk. This is detrimental to any organization, and Robin Hood will have to evaluate the potential positives and negatives of such a change.

Additionally, Robin Hood must figure out how to deal with a Sheriff and a Prince who are not effectively leading the people. While this is not a problem that Robin Hood can directly influence, the ruling of the powers above him will ultimately lead to actions taken out by the Merrymen. Robin Hood must address how we will maintain order throughout the group, continue to provide financial and provisional support, and handle the situation of the Sheriff and the Prince.

2. Do Robin Hood and the Merrymen need a new mission? new objectives? a new strategy?

Yes they do need a new mission. While “Robbing from the rich and giving to the poor” has worked in the past for them, in order to truly make changes, he must develop a plan that revolves around more than just stealing. His objectives seem to be fine. Giving back to the poor in order to help them maintain a decent lifestyle and getting the Prince out of power. However, it is his strategy that truly needs to change. As previously mentioned, he must use his power to work the rich and poor to force the Prince to change his ways or step down.

3. What strategic options does Robin Hood have? Is continuing with the present strategy an option or is the present strategy obsolete?

The strategy is obsolete. As the Merrymen have increased in size, their theft has increased and their food supply has decreased. Revenues are declining and costs are increasing; the tell all sign that things need to change.

Robin Hood can do a couple of things. He can kill the Sheriff or take up the position to collect the ransom in order to bring back the King back. However, killing the Sheriff will only lead to the Prince manipulating somebody else to do the work that he wants done. Robin Hood must develop a strategy that uses his established connections and power to bring the people together against the Prince so that real order can be established in the Kingdom.


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