Standardization doesn’t mean removing all joy and responsibility.
"Standardization of processes doesn’t mean removing all responsibility and joy in an operator’s job. If there isn’t a standard procedure in place, frontline teams are more stressed and misaligned and have to focus all their attention on the details of performing the task. With good standards in place, the attention of team members can be focused on coming up with improvement ideas on how to make the process increasingly better in the long term."
International Journal of Production Research. Deflorin, P., & Scherrer-Rathje, M. (2012). "Challenges in the transformation to lean production from different manufacturing-process choices"