Recurring Tasks

Lean Creativity Edition

Charlie Greenman
September 13, 2020
3 min read

Understanding Recurring Tasks

Recurring tasks are one of the main pillars of the "Lean Creativity" framework, and are at the core of all humanity. These include things such as eating, clothing, and commute.

Tasks in general can be defined as something which can be performed by a singular individual. As such, any task has the ability to be automated as it can be performed by someone else. Therefore, it is incredibly important to identify the tasks we do time and time again.

Different Types of Recurring Tasks

Basics

  1. Shelter
  2. Clothing
  3. Water
  4. Food

Living Expense

  1. Rent
  2. Electricity
  3. Water

Health

  1. Excersize
  2. Hygiene 2.1. Brushing Teeth 2.2. Combing 2.3 Bathing 2.4 Shaving 2.5 Face Wash 2.6. General Face Products 2.7. Hair grooming products

Sleep

  1. Falling Asleep
  2. Waking Up

Commute

  1. To destination
  2. Back from destination

Re-stocking Inventory

  1. Hygiene
  2. Food
  3. Clothing

Preparation

  1. Food
  2. Clothing
  3. Hygiene

Automating the above

If I were to ask you how much time you spend doing the above, I would imagine it's a considerable amount of time. Some of the things we do are automated already such as alarm clocks or paying the bills. However, from what I've personally seen, I think for many it's not. When one thinks about how this is a collective problem for all humanity, I get excited about us joining forces. Together, we have the ability to save a considerable amount of time and put that towards something we enjoy more.

Improving Quality of Recurring Tasks

This one requires standards. If you are fine with the way life is, then great. However, I strongly believe that if I were to go to certain people, and preach to them, how they can be eating more delicious food, or sleeping better, or spending less time worrying, they would do that. Lean creativity also aims to focus on upping the quality of re-curring tasks.

Consistent Surplus

Automation can only go so far because you will still have to keep track of how many items, or what you have done. The idea that we will delve more into is the idea of a consistent surplus. It's surprisingly less expensive than you think it is, and i would like to argue it allows for humanity as a whole, to be more successful.

Embracing the Idea of a Professional Helper

For many of the automated tasks above, it will not be done through a robot, but through a human. At first you might look at it as demeaning to others. We are going to argue that it is going to help these people find extra income, or be able to use it as a stepping stone. We will also delve into ways we can help those others step into a role they are potentially passionate about. Alternatively, if they are passionate about the role at hand, such as organizing, or cooking, helping them find more clients.

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