The goals an organization sets for itself, a review of some of the things it did in the past and questioning some of those things it needs to stop doing is an important issue and yet not frequently, if ever, asked. The reason it does not occur with frequency is that asking a bureaucracy to stop doing something – anything – is not an easy or natural thing.
A “stop doing list” is more important for an organization than a “to do” list. It makes abundant sense for an organization to say “we should do this”, but rarely have I found that it ever says “we won’t do that”. It typically requires someone to come in from the outside to shed some of its non-essential functions. More often than not, the bureaucracy has built what it does into its perpetual base and over time has gathered additional functions.