- Mgr: "Bring me a rock."
- Analyst: Finds a rock and shows manager the rock.
- Mgr: "Not this rock. I need a different rock."
- Analyst: Finds another rocks and shows it to the manager.
- Mgr: "No, this isn't the right rock either. Bring me another rock."
I'm going through a bring-me-a-rock exercise right now that includes a strong element of the value-add demotivation technique. It's interesting, and it really helps to have models of these scenarios to help understand what's going on under the surface.