Fuel & Flow.
Keep the energy high and use a healthy dose of play to invite fun into the Blitz process. Make sure you check on your group and design your Blitz to cater to breaks, meals, and flow drills that will keep the group active and alert.
Looking for a simple way to keep the group on their feet and participating? Keep them hydrated! Encourage Wrong Thinkers to drink plenty of water over the course of the Blitz, and keep water or other low sugar beverages such as teas, kombucha, flavored sparkling water, or coconut water available to all.
Pro tip: order more beverages than you think you’ll need. It’s easy to underestimate how active the group will be during a Blitz—it’s quite a brain and body workout!
Unsure about how the group is feeling? Ask them. Check in with your group to gauge whether or not you should move (or add) a break, pull a drill, or maybe even get the group outside for some air. Keep an eye on group dynamics, too—don't hesitate to insert yourself if a team is going off the rails. Remember to take the temperature of Blitz teams often to make the experience the best it can be for your Wrong Thinkers and for the outcome of the Blitz.
Work hard, play hard.
It is possible to meet the desired outcomes and objectives of a Blitz AND have fun—we encourage it. Go ahead and joke around with your group. Be an Instigator versus a typical facilitator. Push your group to work hard and stretch themselves. Remind them that including a little fun and laughter in the process will actually help to generate bold, big, out-there ideas. Laughter is a sign of ingenious behavior—so don’t forget to add Flow Drills to the Blitz to help invite a state of play.
When designing your Blitz we urge you to consider the flow of each day. Think about the moments when your group is going to need to take a break or refuel (typically every 90 minutes, or so). We recommend using Framing Drills in your Blitz Guide. These drills not only set up the day (e.g., Framer-in-Chief), but they also help to explain the methodology (e.g., Think Wrong Introduction), and also help to account for meals, breaks, sharing, panels, final words, and the all important time buffer.