Unfortunately, the developing country in which I reside seems to have a culture of "follow orders unquestioningly", and I rarely see people take proactive steps to solve problems. Instead, it's common for people to simply do nothing and wait for direction if something is not going exactly to plan instead of being proactive about solving the problem. This problem is fairly pervasive from small businesses right up to the government.
I reason that it would be more ideal - better for both a company and its employees - if a company culture of proactive problem solving could be fostered, as the company would become more efficient and thus able to pay its employees more. Moreover, employees would be able to develop problem solving skills that would allow them to advance their careers more quickly.
When dealing with a pre-existing culture of complacency and "pass the buck" mentality, what are some practical and pragmatic methods of beginning the process of changing company culture from reactive to proactive? I have a few ideas in mind but I wouldn't want to bias anyone's thoughts - please share :)