Thought Processes for any kind of issues, growth, ideas are good sign for any company to empower their Human potentials. Top Management can't enforce all the work directly, hence it requires Delegation Model to make it reality and fruitful.
Thought Process can come from any employees, even at the lower level till leadership. But the question, how the organization bringing out their ideas and implement the same if it is really visionable.
Lets see what are the few ways to bring out the intellectual property of a person and make it align.
There are Organizations lacking in bringing out the Thought Process and thinking in one single direction for any kind of problem. We will get more valuable thoughts if it has been spreaded across the organization.
Thought Process is something within the memory of human beings which should be exposed as and when require, but are the management is ready to consider their ideas and do they have any common place to collect those ideas proactively. The answer might be "NO", because we are always used to react only after the escalations.
It is very simple, start think about the issues or problems faced during different stages and spread the same across the organization asking for possible innovative ideas. Keep encourage the employees to respond to get notified within the company. Recognize those talents with monetary benefits, awards, Standing out in top of other employees. So that other employees will get motivated to go in to their In-memory to search for intellectual ideas.
Foremost after collecting the ideas are validate and try to implement those, so that the employee will see his ideas is growing in the organization.
Deploy the IT team to properly maintain those ideas as a valuable Asset. It should not be just another survey sleeping ideally in some database.
Solution 2 is delegating the power formally or informally till last level. Could be directly under him or any person who deserves. The leadership team can't directly enforce in to all the issues, they should delegate their power to their underneath people to encourage the Thought Process environment.
We can visualize the lots of ideas will be dumped in for all the issues or problems. Also different views of sollutions can be identified which would have been really useful if we have applied those in case of that scenario.
Delegated perrson will feel the responsibilty in their organization and will improve their potential.
Validating the tons of ideas will be challenging
Person who judge the ideas needs experience and capable of validating the Thought Process
Should require Robust solution to maintain those ideas and reuse whenever require
Other peers maynot cooperate with the delegated person
Identify and implement the robust solution
Identifying the right person to validate the ideas
Identify the right person for Delegating the Power
Start generating the ideas for top concerns to low level concerns but in regular intervals, not all in one
Try to implement the top idea and recognize the talent