When you hear of work standardization, the first thing that probably comes to your mind are instructions hanging somewhere next to workstands. Unfortunately, this is a commonly oversimplified approach where the work standardization process comes down only to preparing documents. Just think for a moment if such instruction hanging over a workstand changes anything in the production process. Well, of course not! On the basis of my practice in manufacturing, I can say that these instructions play only a decorative and formal role in companies where work standardization has been reduced to the preparation of documents. They simply hang next to workstands, untouched and unnoticed by anybody-well, apart from maybe an external auditor.