Innovation must never be allowed to take on a life of its own. Rather, innovation must always be disciplined by the marketplace. This is especially true in a company dedicated to innovation.
A company is not what it makes, but what it is. The only enduring factor is its core philosophy. Almost everything else is expendable.
Entrusting employees to set their own schedule has a minimal impact on operation, but an immense impact upon employee morale, loyalty, and productivity.