When people start only learning skills related to surviving in their company its bound to lead to a lack of innovation
And yes, this is precisely it. You might think of progress and invention in a company as a chemical reaction, with corporate inertia represented as activation energy. There's a point beyond which exciting reactions that might take place in a smaller organization are no longer possible in the larger one. The cost of survival itself in the organization becomes an inhibitor.
In baby news, here's a recent photo of Lux at the tender age of eight days, struggling herself with energy: