Robin Hood Case Study

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Robin Hood Case (Essay) What Should Robin Hood Do? There are several issues Robin Hood needs to consider. First, Robin Hood needs to make sure his own personal grievances against the Sheriff do not cloud his vision and what is in the best interest of his Merrymen as a group. Second, take a broad look at the overall organizational structure by conducting an environmental scan, a strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats (SWOT) analysis and/or using a variety of organizational assessments (measurements). A SWOT analysis will help determine some strategic alternatives and how the band can attempt to fulfill its mission and achieve its goals. Robin Hood can use the SWOT analysis to identify where he is strong and vulnerable, where…show more content…
What is the organization's mission (careful -- that may not be as obvious as it seems!)? Robin Hood's original mission was revenge, to steal from the rich and give to the poor because of his personal grievances against the Sheriff of Nottingham and his protection of an usurped administration (Prince John from King Richard). Prince John taxed King Richard's subjects into poverty and stole from them for his own personal gain (losing customer focus). Robin Hood and his small disciplined group of Merrymen robbed from the tax collectors and other wealthy patricians traveling through the forest and returned the money to the poor. Eventually Robin Hood's mission evolved to change the Nottingham administration by fighting the oppression of a corrupt government and fighting for the poor maligned peasants (personal communication, September 10, 2006). Do Robin and the Merrymen need a new mission, new vision or strategy? Yes, Robin needs to change his strategy to fit the new organization structure by breaking down the band into smaller groups (cells) and promote more lieutenants to reinforce the band's

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