The Seattle Mariners recently fired their manager, pitching coach, bench coach, and performance coach about 2/3 of the way through an abysmal season. The management of the organization felt that a drastic change needed to take place to recharge a team that performed below expectations.
What seemed to be so drastic about this move was how many people lost their jobs in one quick cut. In most of the prior managerial moves in the past that occurred mid-season, generally only one coach or the manager has been let go and replaced on an interim-basis by someone else within the organization.
Depending on the source, the blame for the Mariners season is on how the clubhouse character was flawed and that several key players on the team had “quit” on the manager and his support staff.
In the business world, drastic change like this may have to take place as well if performance is not up to par, but rarely does a change involving the removal of several key managers take place all at one time. However, if a change like this did occur, you can believe those working for the managers who were let go would get the message that change needed to take place.