Then comes..."We need to get organized!!" they get no where and someone says "Let's brainstorm!" and "So who's got a good idea here?"
When not much happens, the boss may surmise that his staff has used up most of its internal creativity. Time to hire a consultant! Of course, if the consultant is worth his salt, at some point he is probably going to ask the big question: “So, what are you really trying to do here, anyway?” (vision, purpose).