A few of you have added your experiences with hokey management gaming in your comments below, so I thought I’d share one I just remembered. I was at a conference, and about 30 of us were in a room taking one of those Myers-Briggs-like profile things. A hush fell over the room as everyone tried to psych out the thrust of each question and craft replies that would nudge them up into the Aggressive No-Nonsense Action Oriented Bottom Line Fixated Partner Material quadrant.
When I could stand it no longer, and since I knew I would never be able to fool any of them anyway, I exclaimed, “Shit! It says I’m a LOSER!” My table completely lost it.