This is an example of environmental characteristics, more specifically, the task structure. There is a fixed routine for taking orders, preparing the food, and delivering it to the customer. Because of the task structure, employees do not need their manager continually telling them how to do these routine tasks.

In the army, many tasks are done according to a precise series of steps. For example, rifles are broken down and reassembled the same way every time they are cleaned. This is an example of theenvironmental characteristics   element of the path–goal theory.