Here in New Jersey it is Spring and that means it is Garage Sale Season. People everywhere determined to clean house and do away with the things they no longer need, but cannot bear to trash. The fundamental re-prioritizing of what we value is a lesson that we only seem to learn after we have filled our lives to overflowing; buying that vegetable juicer to support our last cleanse diet, or that mustard yellow coat that was in season for five minutes a decade ago. Out with the old to make room for some new.
Something similar happens in business but it is usually related to major leadership and strategic shifts rather than a seasonal change. Frustration mounts. Something snaps. The need to clear the decks arises suddenly and comprehensively from urgency and necessity.