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What is the situation facing Robin Hood?Robin Hood was in the second year of his insurrection against the High Sheriff of Nottingham. Though it started as a personal crusade for Robin Hood against the Sheriff and his administration, allies, men with grievances and a deep sense of justice joined him. He spent the first year forging the group into a disciplined band, united in enmity against the Sheriff and willing to live outside the law.Strategies adopted by the band:The main mission statement of the band was to fight against the High Sheriff and his administration. The band was operating on the motto " Rob the rich and give to the poor". The various different strategies adopted by the band are as follows:* Robin Hood spent the first year in forging the group into a disciplined band and uniting people against the sheriff.* Robin Hood made all the important decisions and he held the supreme position of the group.* Specific people were delegated with specific jobs, such as intelligence and scouting, training the manpower, managing the finances, etc.* The band welcomed everyone who wants and has a willingness to serve, without asking many questions.* Robin Hood believed that strength lies in numbers. Higher the numbers-Higher the strength.Analysis and Evaluation:* The size of the band was going on increasing, and it had become a difficult task of provisioning the ever increasing band of merry men.* The small bivouac had become a major encampment and in between the raids the members of the band were wasting their time by talking and playing games.* Vigilance in the group was on a decline and enforcing the discipline was becoming harder and harder.* Robin Hood, himself was unaware of most of the members of his band. At least half of the men in his band were unknown to him.* The growing size of the band has also begun to exceed the food capacity of the forest and supplies were being obtained from the outlying villages. The cost of buying the food was beginning to drain the financial resources of the band.* Travelers now left the forest as a means of transport and this was a major blow for the band.Do a SWOT analysis on Robin Hood and his band of Merry Men?Strengths:Following are its strengths:* An excellent strategy supported by good skills and functions and performed by expertise in respective specific areas.* A widely adored leader, and a strong support base from the farmers and the town people.* A large number of people in the group striving for the cause.* Robin Hood was heading the group and he was having the supreme power of making decisions, although specific lieutenants were being allocated for specific regions to be taken care of.* Little John was in charge of keeping the discipline among the men, and a disciplined band of soldiers were always a positive strength for the organization.* Lieutenant Will Scarlett was in charge of the Scouting and Intelligence of the band, so that all the moves of the sheriff and his men were watched.* The...

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