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MGT 499 - Robin Hood Case Study
1. What problems does Robin Hood have? What issues need to be addressed?
The problems that Robin Hood is having are that him and the band of merry men is running out
of money and is getting harder to control because of the size. The sheriff is getting stronger
with more men and money, and food is becoming scarce as well as resources. The issue that
needs to be addressed is how to end the conflict before the sheriff gains control back.
2. Do Robin Hood and the Merrymen need a new mission? new objectives? a new strategy?
Since Robin Hood is looked at as the “CEO” of his business, he needs to make the decision, not
the Merrymen. Robin Hood needs to focus on a strategy that reduced the use of their
resources and money. Robin Hood should work on being more efficient with their resources,
maybe by hiring a CFO. Robin Hood thought that he would have power in numbers but
since he accumulated too many people, he is having a hard time managing them and does not
even know half of them now a days. He should develop a strategy to better manage them,
such as designating people to manage sections of their Merrymen.
New objectives could be that each manager of a certain group of Merrymen should be designated
a region of the forest to rob the rich. By splitting people into groups, it allows them to cover
a wider range, increasing efficiency. They can also get a group of people to scout out the
best locations to rob the rich since they will eventually avoid certain areas if they know they
could be robbed.
The mission of Robin Hood and the Merrymen should be described as robbing the rich and
giving to the poor to avoid the high taxes is original mission and they created such a large
following from that, they should keep that as their mission so they do not end up like Yahoo.
Robin Hood is well known for taking from the rich and giving to the poor, if they change
their mission statement this late in the game, they could lose their following and confuse
people.
3. What strategic options does Robin Hood have? Is continuing with the present strategy an
option or is the present strategy obsolete?

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The strategic options that Robin Hood has is to expand the band of Merrymen outside of the
Sherwood Forest, form an alliance with the barons, kill the sheriff, and to move to a fixed
transit tax.
The current strategy is getting old, strategies cannot remain static or they will become obsolete.
More and more rich people are avoiding the forest because they know they will get robbed.
Robin must create a new strategy that includes all of the Merrymen or drastically modify the
strategy used now.
4. Why not try to end the campaign by killing the Sheriff?
Robin Hood would not want to end the campaign by killing the Sheriff. This would only be a
personal victory for Robin Hood, it would not ultimately solve their problems. Even without
the Sheriff in power, there are more high up people that hold the same vales as the Sheriff if
put in place as the new Sheriff. If for some reason Robin Hood attempted but failed with a
killing of the King, there would be much backlash and would ultimately make their situation
worse.
5. What are the pros and cons of accepting the offer of the barons to assist in securing King
Richard’s release from prison?
The pros of if Robin Hood were to work with the barons would give Robin Hood amnesty and a
solution to the campaign against the Sheriff, and King Richard would give them exoneration.
The cons to this are if it is unsuccessful then King John will be “vicious and volatile” which
will result in the end of Robin Hood.
6. What action plan would you recommend to Robin?
I would recommend that Robin Hood would work together with the barons. It will ultimately
help Robin Hood return to normal life, like before getting involved with stealing from the
rich. It will allow Robin Hood to be a normal member of the community again. Even though
this strategy is risky because the barons could turn their backs on him, it has the highest
reward.
7. How should Robin implement the recommended plan? What action steps will need to be taken
to make the recommended strategy work successfully?

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Jennifer Eaton MGT 499 - Robin Hood Case Study 1. What problems does Robin Hood have? What issues need to be addressed? The problems that Robin Hood is having are that him and the band of merry men is running out of money and is getting harder to control because of the size. The sheriff is getting stronger with more men and money, and food is becoming scarce as well as resources. The issue that needs to be addressed is how to end the conflict before the sheriff gains control back. 2. Do Robin Hood and the Merrymen need a new mission? new objectives? a new strategy? Since Robin Hood is looked at as the “CEO” of his business, he needs to make the decision, not the Merrymen. Robin Hood needs to focus on a strategy that reduced the use of their resources and money. Robin Hood should work on being more efficient with their resources, maybe by hiring a CFO. Robin Hood thought that he would ...
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