Standardized tasks are the foundation for continuous process improvement and employee empowerment.
There’s a quote in here that I love, actually written by Henry Ford in 1926.
“Today’s standardization… is the necessary foundation on which tomorrow’s improvement will be based. If you think of “standardization” as the best you know today, but which is to be improved tomorrow – you get somewhere. But if you think of standards as confining, then progress stops.