Robin Hood Case Study

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1. Complete the SWOT analysis Strengths-The group has huge number of members.-Robin Hood has strong leadership.-The band has good archery skill.-Brand recognition and strong support from stockholders who hate the Sheriff.-Ability to acquire information. | Weaknesses-Personal grudge against the Sheriff may negatively influence decisions.-Low requirement in recruiting new members.-Hard to maintain order, discipline, vigilance in the band.-Decline in food and supplies-Dependent on the wealth of the rich traveler, which decrease as the band’s strength increase.-The band is outlaw | Opportunities-Work with the barons to free King RichardThe Liongearted in Austria-Gain profit from taxing the farmers and townspeople. | Threats-Rich merchants increase their products’ prices to make up for the loss from being robbed.-The band may lose support from the villagers.-The growing military capabilities of the Sheriff.-The political connections of the Sheriff.-Spies of Prince John have infiltrated the band. | 2. Does Robin Hood need to expand or change the mission and purpose of the organization? This will depend on the ultimate goal of Robin Hood. If the return of King Richard the Lionhearted is what the band pursuits, then changing their missions is necessary to join the Barons’ conspiracy in court intrigue. On the other hand, Robin can keep the band’s current objectives to help the poor, and put more pressure on the Sheriff and prince John to distract them from the scheme of the barons. 3. Evaluate at least 3 alternatives that Robin Hood has. The first strategy is to kill the Sheriff. The band already has significant number of members and support of the townspeople, while the Sheriff is getting stronger, more organized, and starting to harass the band. It is only a matter of time before the Sheriff, through his political connection, gains enough power to eliminate

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