Who doesn't love a shortcut?
I asked one kid to empty out the clothes dryer, and other kid to transfer the washer to the dryer. It's a pretty easy task. The next time I passed the laundry area, I found wet, clean underwear, a sock and a dishrag lying on the floor between the washer and the dryer. And, there was a trail of clean, dry laundry along the way from laundry area to my bedroom.
I asked the kids to empty out the dishwasher and put its contents in their proper places. I found utensils dumped into the utensil drawer, none of them separated into their individual recpetacles. I found dishes put in the dish section, and I found everything else, from tupperware to frying pans, all in a messy heap in one of the storage areas, even if they know there is a place for each of these things.
Who doesn't love a shortcut? Who wouldn't want to do it as quickly as possible? Granted, these are all chore-related examples, but I can think of other examples where it seems that quicker is better: homework, eating, hiking. Will I ever expect that the kids will have pride in the activity, take the time to do a quality job, do it to their absolute best of their ability? Is it our fast-paced culture that prevents us from slowing down to fold our dish rags corner to corner (ok, that's my own personal pet peeve)? Slow down and do well: do your kids take to it? Or, do they love a shortcut just like any other kid?