Every two years, I head over to the emissions testing center to get tested before I can register my car. It has never failed the test. Last time, I asked the person doing my test if people ever failed. The answer was not a surprise. She said rarely. With the advances in emissions equipment and gasoline formulating, emissions are way down. And the State of Washington recognized this. A very environmentally focused state, Washington decided that the test was no longer needed. So, starting next year, they will no longer require emissions tests.
It was a good lesson in revisiting what is being done and whether it still makes sense in the current environment. Do you look at what you do in your business and stop doing things that are no longer needed? If not, it is time to take a look!