Our current educational system is mostly geared at compliance, under the belief that society needs another clog in the mindless machine to keep it going. Do as you are told and you will get a high grade, get hired, or get a promotion. The "do as you are told" mentality has taken over our psyches, and it is easy and comfortable to adopt an attitude of "I don't want to make decisions, just tell me what you want, all I want is my paycheck".
To be part of a living organization, we need to be alive and awake to who we are, because a living organization asks us to bring our whole selves to the table. We need to be willing and able to reflect on our personal and organization's higher values, and to listen to our inner intuition and direction of how we can add value to the organization's purpose. We need to be aware of our feelings, and have skills that enable us to communicate in a connected way with our fellow workers.
These skills can bring aliveness to organizations even when they are not structured to be value driven, living organizations. Also, nobody needs higher education to bring their whole selves. Anyone can develop humility, reflection, and the necessary "soft" skills. Mostly people need guidance and someone who can see the best in them. Sometimes an awakened circle of friends or coworkers can do just that, and at other times they might need a teacher, or a coach to help them break through old habits.
Feel free to call me and reach out if you want to find ways to bring aliveness into your organization.