Robin Hood Case 18

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Robin Hood Case Analysis

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


* Robin’s band of Merrymen was growing so large that he didn’t know all of them anymore and there were a lack of provisions and funds to support them.

* Vigilance was in decline and discipline was becoming harder to enforce with the Merrymen.

* The Sheriff, who was supported by Prince John, was getting stronger and more organized and his men were beginning to harass the Merrymen.

* King Richard was imprisoned in Austria and the barons who had given Prince John the regency were trying to collect the ransom to release King Richard and invited Robin to join the conspiracy.

* Robin felt the time had come to change their policy of confiscating goods to a fixed transit tax, but his lieutenants strongly resisted the idea.

Issues to address:

* Bring adequate money into the group to be able to purchase provisions.

* Change their original strategy of "Robbing from the rich and giving to the poor" to a flat transit tax.

* Help to remove Prince John from power by freeing King Richard from jail.

* Form structure within his group so that it can continue to grow and prosper.

* Communicate the strategy and policy to all the members of the group with clear guidelines about how their jobs are linked to the overall objectives of the organization, so they can contribute most productively and collaboratively to the achievement of the goals and they can become one force with a common goal and objective.

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

Robin and the Merrymen need to update their strategy because their organization is growing and the environment that the strategy was designed for has changed. Their mission is to “rob from the rich and give to the poor” and their objective is to free King Richard and oust Prince John and the Sheriff, but Robin is not getting the...