My wife, K. "Leaned me" the other day. I mean that she used my love of Lean to demonstrate how I can help her more around the house.
After dinner she asked that when I helped clear the table that I put the dishes directly in the dishwasher as opposed to letting them pile in the sink and then loading the dishwasher at a later time.
She stated that the sink was just a holding area for inventory being batched up to be processed (washed) and that if I took the dishes directly to the dishwasher I would be removing an unnecessary step in the process. Okay, so she didn't actually use those words, but she said the layperson's equivalent.
She was correct and now I'm much better at taking items directly from the table to the washer however now we have to solve the issue of decreasing the wait time between when the dishwasher has completed it's cleaning and when we unload it. *smile*