I've always felt that interviews were as much for the interviewer as for the interviewee. For interviews with whiteboarding activities, it seems like the goal of this exercise to evaluate the interviewee's approach to solving a problem.
The disconnect for me is that when I use whiteboards when I'm on the job, it goes nothing like it does in an interview. There's a lot more collaboration and switching off between myself and someone else, as we are trying to solve a problem together not myself alone.
As the interviewee, how should I view the whiteboard exercise as a way to evaluate whether this is the right company for me?