A cross-function process that routinely, collects from across the organisation ideas for meeting client expectations better then competitors and for closing the gap between current performance and the enterprise ambition - as articulated in values statements etc. This would capture employees views of developments in the marketplace and potential responses as well as internal issues. The process would incorporate Incentives for leaders to actively own this process and exploit the mine of thinking - and to articulate objectives for their people that help them develop capabilities that close the gaps between ambition and performance by developing the skills, capabilities and experience needed. Moreover these would be structured to move individuals towards their personal career goals through action learning (as well as addressing current performance needs).
I envisage 4 outcomes of this process. Firstly, tackling the hierarchy and decision bias enemies of adaptability. Secondly more engaged people, Thirdly better mid term enterprise performance (creating more opportunity) and finally lower spend on head-hunters as existing people are better developed to meet needs of the enterprises future leaders etc. at all levels