My personal experience is that the defects of having a non-ideal space cloud your brain and prevent you from being innovative. When I go into my cube at work, I always notice that when they initially hung up the overhead boxes for my cube, they did it in the wrong place and filled them with putty and it is a distraction from the potentially clean, blank slate walls. However, instead of giving my mind a blank slate to cast ideas onto, I am forced to stare at a wall that suffers from major impairments, which makes me wonder why no one bothered to make it right. I take a lot of pride in making small observations and taking note of the space around me, but I find it disheartening when no one else cares to take pride in their work around the office. Distractions overwhelm the potential possibility for being innovative. Everything outside of the person has to be functioning correctly in order for the mind to work at its best. If the space is mundane, the ideas will be mundane and limited by the ability for the space to be conducive to creativity and innovation. This. This is why I want to be an architectural engineer. I want working spaces to work for the people in them.