This is a great question for anyone in or working with a team.
How can we make it better?
The ‘it’ could be an idea, solution, product, process or course of action.
I love it because there is a collaborative aspect — ‘we’.
And the question suggests a continuous journey rather than a destination i.e. best.
It suggests an openness to the possibility that any solution, idea etc could be made better.
There is a humility about this question.
In my workshops for example when groups come up with their best ideas I then say.
How can you make your idea 9 times better?
You have 2 minutes – go.
People are then amazed at how much better they can push their idea.
Most of the limits we place on ourselves are self-imposed.
Better — is so much better than best!
It’s a lovely example of how a small, simple question can have a big impact.