Essay on Robin Hood Case Study

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Robin and the Merrymen is a company who are in business to steal from the rich and give to the poor. The organization had begun as a personal interest to Robin, and has grown with allies and new recruits to become a very large organization. Robin is the head of all operations with few delegates who have their own specific duties. The Merrymen’s dilemma is that they must overcome their largest competitor, the Sheriff, who is growing stronger and becoming better organized. The Sheriff has gained the money and men and is beginning to cause problems for the Merrymen, looking for their weaknesses. The Merrymen have several strategy options in order to triumph over the Sheriff. There are three approaches we will focus on to find a strategy…show more content…
The size of the band of Merrymen is becoming too large for the economic resources available. Robin is feeling like he is not in touch with his employees because of the increasing size of the band. Vigilance is in decline and discipline is becoming hard to enforce. Robin needs to decide whether or not to change the business strategy of the band from confiscation of goods from the rich to a fixed transit tax. In the beginning, Robin Hood takes on a leadership role by ruling supreme and making all-important decisions. He delegated specific tasks to followers who worked towards a vision that Robin Hood, the leader, prescribes. In forming a vision Robin felt that his strength was in numbers so he accepted allies and later also excepting all those who had a willingness to serve for Robin. The best leaders will have the most followers. His followers need to be motivated, believing in Robin’s vision and taking this vision on themselves for it to be successful. Its Robin’s responsibility to commit to leadership and the enterprise (Merrymen) in order to have a successful band of Merrymen. Without his leadership of his strategy, the Merrymen would not have a road map to carry out Robin’s vision. Perhaps Robin’s success was in part to his power as a trustworthy leader. Robin’s influence of referent and expert power helped to give to his charismatic leadership style. Robin exerts expert power by

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