This is causing more problems such as a decline in resources and funding, a lax in recruitment and training making the Merrymen less disciplined, and also the Sheriff increased his staff to keep up. With the growing band and becoming more known, travelers are starting to take different routes to avoid the forest. There is also Robin’s personal crusade with the Sheriff and thoughts of killing him. Another issue is the baron’s proposition of amnesty for joining the conspiracy to free King Richard the Lionheart from jail. 2.
In order to against this situation, it is important to change a new object to make their group and group workforce utilize better. 3. What strategic options does Robin Hood have? Is continuing with the present strategy an option or is the present strategy obsolete? Strategy: * Several barons would like to release King Richard, so form a alliance with Robin Hood (Merrymen).
Additionally, suspicions had risen of radical parliamentarians and the people were reliant on Charles’ return to stop this. These reasons are the main factors for Charles’ support in 1646. Charles’ return to the throne would have meant an end to Parliament’s County Committees, which many felt were worse than living under Charles’ rule. A large portion of the population had suffered the brutal dominion of the County Committees, which only worsened as the war progressed and Parliament became more desperate to finance the war. Primarily made up of fiercely loyal Puritans, the County Committees were efficient in reaching the monthly quotas set by Parliament.
Reorganization and control of the band could provide structure and stability to the group. Or Robin and his Merrymen could also join the forces of the Barons set out to release King Richard. Recommendation I would recommend that Robin Hood provide more control over who is allowed to join the band of Merrymen in order to keep control over their cost and keep within their motto of “Rob the rich and give to the poor.” On top of reducing their size (or not just letting anyone join) they need to restructure and reorganize the organization. After there is control within the group I feel that Robin Hood should join the forces of the Barons to free King Richard. Implementation In order for the band to be smaller but effective there needs to be a set of standards for who is allowed to join the band.
Robin Hood should form a structure within his organization so that it can continue to grow and prosper. The band cannot continue to rely solely on robbing from rich merchants who commute through the Sherwood Forest. This is simply not meeting their financial needs and cannot support the growing organization. It will be a good political move for Robin to at least show support in the efforts the Barons are making to free King Richard so that in case their efforts succeed the King will know Robin was a part of the mission. The group has out grown the Sherwood Forest.
Some of the other issues that Robin Hood is faced with are whether or not to impose a fixed transit tax, what to do about the growing strength of the Sheriff, and if he should accept the Barons offer to join in freeing King Richard. 3. The role of the organizational leader as strategist and articulator of global goals is to take command and lead the team as a whole. Robin Hood needs to define the organization’s mission statement. This will layout the overall goals for the organization and provide framework for their strategies.
Writing; “The Book of the Duchess” Why did Aldamar get away with the stuff he did? Aldamar got away with the things he did because he was a man of power; he was a count and in that society he was above the middle class Anachronisms: Things out of place in time. (There are many in this movie) Jocelyn’s appearance combines modern and medieval times; Kate makes William new armor that she personalizes with markings that symbolize two Nike logos; During the 1st jousting scene “We Will Rock You” by: Queen plays; the audience claps and thumps along as a modern audience does; a girl in the stands is seen dancing
Robin Hood Case Study - Team 12 The best course of action in this situation is to collaborate with the barons. This would mean trying to free King Richard while getting rid of Prince John and the Sheriff at the same time. Of course there is the major risk of being caught conspiring with the end result more than likely being death, but the rewards far outweigh the risks in the grand scheme of things. Killing Prince John would only serve as revenge for Robin Hood but wouldn’t benefit the group as a whole. Recommendations There are certain actions that must be made in order to prosper as a group and to move forward constructively.
Sandra Badr Professor Smith MGT 490 March 5, 2012 Midterm – SWOT Analysis Strengths * Strong leadership * Large band of well-trained fighters (Merry men) * Support from Stakeholders (peasants and farmers that also hate the Sheriff) * Merrymen expertise | Weaknesses * Unable to sustain growth because of limited resources * Lack of familiarity with all members of the organization * Robin Hood’s personal vendetta against the Sheriff | Opportunities * Expand into other forests, spreading the base of the revenue * Free King Richard * Join the barons | Threats * Sheriff getting stronger with increased competition * Prince John’s paranoia, causes him to act irrational * Bargaining power of suppliers | In analyzing the Robin Hood case and placing it into a business context, it is run like a typical top-down management style, with Robin Hood as the CEO. Many of the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats the Merrymen have are closely related, if not a direct result of each other. Using the differentiation approach, the Merrymen rob from the rich and give to the poor, which differentiates the group from any other competition. The group’s main strength lies in their leader, Robin Hood. Being a strong leader is very important when organizing a group of this caliber.
2. What actions might Robin Hood consider to address the critically important issues identified in question one? What are the pros and cons of each action you identify? Robin Hood could use a few actions to address the critically important issues that his organization is faced with to improve the current strategy. Below are listed a few: Actions | Pros | Cons | Actions to strengthen the organization’s competiveness via strategically forming alliance and collaborating with the farmers and townspeople.