Robin Hood current mission was to rob the rich and give to the poor. Robin Hood needs to change it because the band is getting to large and everything is starting to cost too much. Robin Hood current objective is how to get Prince John from the throne. That objective did not need to be change because Prince John was a vicious and volatile man that has power to put trouble on Robin Hood and his band. The current strategies of the group are impose a fixed transit tax, expand the band geographically, kill the sheriff, or get the old kill back in power.
While the band was getting larger their income stream was in constant decline. There was a huge divergence between Robin Hood and the Lieutenants concerning how to increase their income. The lieutenants are advocating for keeping their infamous previous policy summarized by the motto “rob from the rich and give to the poor”. In the meanwhile, the sheriff is growing
Robin started to consider a change in the Merrymen’s policy from the utter confiscation of goods to one of a fixed transit tax, but his group’s leaders were resistant to that idea, as they firmly held the band’s original motto: “Rob the rich and give to the poor,”—thinking it wrong to tax the farmers and townspeople because they are the band’s greatest allies, and fearing that this would make them turn against the Merrymen. Robin felt that the Merrymen’s “old ways” of doing things had started to weaken their status and control. Moreover, the Sheriff had now gained the money and the men to antagonize the band, giving him the ultimate chance to deliver them a “mortal blow”. Robin must now decide what his options are in order to sustain the Merrymen’s strength and power against the Sheriff’s uprising, and assess different strategies to re-establish the present and
With their partners such as: a) Will Scarlet, who has a duty of scouting, collecting the information about on the travel plans of rich merchants and tax collectors; b) Little John, who had to keep the discipline and train the band`s archery; c) Scarlock, who took care of financial strategy; d) The miller`s son had the difficult task of provisioning the group of Merrymen. 2) Growth of recruitments: The Merrymen was very famous. The fame about him was spreading to every corner of England, the band became much larger. It will help
Case Study 1: Robin Hood 1) What strategic problems does Robin Hood have? Robin had several strategic problems which he had to worry about the campaign that was growing, the disposition of his forces (organizational communication/leadership), the sheriff’s recent moves and growing forces, and the options that confronted him. Also the dire consequences the sheriff was thinking of. One of the main concerns was that profits were diminishing as the group became bigger. Another one is that the group wasn’t the same culture when it first started out, sure it was all to fight against the sheriff, but they started picking up people that sound like they don’t really need to be a part of the group.
| 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.
Each lieutenant is delegated an important organisational task which improves the group’s efficiency as Robin Hood cannot do everything alone. * Support of the people, support of the farmers and the townspeople, which are larger in numbers. * Deep sense of justice. Weaknesses: * Their biggest weakness is their growing number which creates many problems: * Gold shortage: less merchants enter the forest; * Food shortage: the forest is too small and the gold reserves are decreasing; * Loss of vigilance and discipline: as group grows larger “free-riders” may appear; * Loss of the group’s identity; Opportunities: * Join the barons’ plot to pay the ransom for the king’s return. * Killing the sheriff.
This is how the army problem ties in with the money problem because if you didn’t have enough money to pay the army they probably would strike, if that is what you want to call it. So that means the Barbarians would have come in and attacked causing destruction so they would have to pay to fix it, meaning the Empire would go into even more debt. Also all the different Emperors could have been the cause of the end of the Roman Empire, because come on, no one said that being an Emperor was easy!!! He might have been under stress and not made the right decisions. What I find proves this, is that the Empire might have been too big to control easily.
During hard times, such as famine, nobles would take the chance to dispossess the peasants. This wouild lead to the decline of the free peasantry and army, which in turn forced the state to rely more and more on expensive foreign mercenaries. This further increased the tax burden on the peasants, which caused more of them to lose their lands, leading to more reliance on mercenaries and so on. This vicious cycle weakened the economy and tax base to the point where the Byzantines could not even afford
Therefore if I were Julius Caesar, after I won the civil war, I would use every means to kill those who did not agree with my thoughts, and consolidate my position in the country. I would not trust anyone easily, even my henchman. Especially such man like brute, I would never trust him. On the other hand, if I were Julius Caesar, I would carry out my new policies gradually. Chinese often say Haste makes waste, And nothing great comes into be all at once.