General Electric aka GE is considered to be the most vital company in grooming leaders of the future. They are the pioneers of detecting leaders from the fore front, nurturing and grooming them to take the senior positions in that company later.
Some companies especially some of the niche consulting firms have fast track system of monitoring and grooming individuals. Even the system is relevant in some of the IT companies, where a person is allowed to take more than 2 or 3 projects at a time depending on his capacity and specific skill sets which he has developed over the years.
Now consider this to be applied to a broad band of the whole community. A group of people flock together, all from the different strata of the company levels, and identify youths in the range of 25-29 to groom and discipline them for the next level of work, with coaching and mentoring. Each one of them has a base mentor who guides them in every step of their professional life right from the start. And this is not not-for-profit organization. It is a full profit organization who takes a nominal share of 1-5 % of their in hand salary as they grow up.
This concept at the very beginning may seem strange, but things do happen in the near future. In fact every company follows a cycle of maturity:
Financial Capital ==> Standards ==> Processes ==> Human Capital ==> Intellectual Capital
A start up focuses on revenues and slowly migrates after the stabilizing factor to standards and processes, with a thrust on human capital to the refinement of the core to the intellectuals, who move and shake the country or a company.
Strange it might seem, I do not feel that it is really a distant dream when all of us will start giving back to the community in this manner at a stage when the ultimate goal in monetary or intellectual terms is received. And we are all waiting for this next generation of the wave of revolution that will change the facets of the companies.
Probably, it is just extending thoughts to a greater framework, but here lies some food for thought for the next generation HRs.