Your workplace is a community. Communities live or die on the structure provided by culture, principles, and values. An organization is further bounded by its goals — clearly stated, or not. Finally, we all bring our personal stuff into the office with us.
The work of management is to align these elements of life at work, in a healthy way. Too much alignment yields a static hothouse, like a cult. Too little alignment, and you have entropy. Chaos and conformity both kill innovation and creativity.
To find a balance, start with understanding how culture and values operate in your workplace. And by knowing yourself, your own operating principles, and understanding how you align with your organization.