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Robin Hood Final

Robin Hood Final

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 Robin HoodA Written Case Analysis Conducted by Austin BurrisApril 29, 2011Strategic Management FinalCase #12Spring, 2011
 
 Issues that Need Addressing 
1.
 
Th
e expansion of t
h
e Merrymen
h
as caused a s
h
ortage in resources t
h
at t
h
eS
h
erwood Forest can provide.
Th
is must be addressed.2.
 
Anyone was allowed and welcome to join t
h
e band so many of t
h
e men arewit
h
out training or discipline.
Th
is also must be addressed.3.
 
Prince Jo
h
n
h
as spies everyw
h
ere so spies may be among t
h
e Merrymen.4.
 
Th
e Merrymen lack 
h
orizontal management, diversity.
 M 
ission Statement 
We, t
h
e Merrymen, led by Robin Hood, t
h
e Prince of 
Th
ieves, in order to ac
h
ieveequality in finance and equal distribution of resources, exist to steal from t
h
e ric
h
andgive to t
h
e poor. We exist not in spite of t
h
e ric
h
, but in support of t
h
e poor,
Vision Statement 
T
o extend our reac
h
t
h
roug
h
out Notting
h
am and surrounding areas, we intend toexpand t
h
e complete range of our services. We are determined to continually focus onequality, striving to mend t
h
e broken strands of communication, distribution, allocation,and rig
h
ts among all.
 Performance Objectives
Objectives exist to convert the vision into performance targets to be achieved.
1.
 
Appoint t
h
ree new lieutenants in t
h
e next six mont
h
s, in t
h
e responsibility of forest replenis
h
ment and development, customer relations and support, and legaladvising. (
Th
ese t
h
ree individuals s
h
ould already be members of t
h
e Merrymen sot
h
at t
h
ey
h
ave t
h
e support of ot
h
er members)
 
2.
 
Implement a training program t
h
at all members s
h
ould participate in.
Th
is program s
h
ould take place over t
h
e next year.
Th
ere s
h
ould certain standards metin able to pass and s
h
ould be repeated every t
h
ree years in order to access skilland discipline,3.
 
Implement a program t
h
at will eit
h
er make a rations system for t
h
e resources of forest or make it t
h
at eac
h
Merrymen is responsible for own resources.
Confronting Problems
Robin Hood needs to analyze t
h
e situation, alternatives, and options. Robin Hoodt
h
en s
h
ould analyze resources, strengt
h
s, and opportunities. Wit
h
in t
h
e appendix t
h
ere aretwo diagrams of situation analysis for Robin Hood and
h
is Merrymen.
Th
e Hig
h
S
h
eriff of Notting
h
am is growing by becoming more organized. Being better organized can
h
elp t
h
e Merrymen in many areas mainly t
h
e allocation of resources.Also, reorganizing will allow for t
h
e Merrymen to focus on t
h
eir weaknesses. Strengt
h
 does lie in numbers, if well organized.Robin Hood &
h
is Merrymen and t
h
e Barons are not friends but
h
ave a commonenemy, Prince Jo
h
n.
Th
e two groups could join forces.
Th
e joining of forces would
h
elpin multiple ways.
Th
e Barons
h
ave resources t
h
at t
h
e Merrymen do not; t
h
us
h
elping wit
h
 t
h
e limited resources of S
h
erwood Forest. Not only can t
h
e Barons most likely providefood but s
h
elter as well. Also, t
h
e Merrymen
h
ave t
h
e forces it takes to go and free KingRic
h
ard. Robin Hood was a supporter of King Ric
h
ard anyway. Also, King Ric
h
ard¶srelease would be beneficial to bot
h
parties and would t
h
wart t
h
e regime of Prince Jo
h
n.
 Steps of Implementation

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