OZ Immerse helps clients collaborate in the new remote world we live in.

Our Immerse solution-service helps companies and state and local government, facilitate and run highly effective, interactive and impactful remote workshops and innovation/collaboration sessions for their employees, clients, customers and partners. Immerse leverages a highly interactive meeting facilitation software that is more sophisticated than Zoom and the like.

This is combined with our executive consultants service who run, facilitate and drive the full lifecycle of the workshops/ideation/planning sessions from developing the agenda, facilitating the meeting, developing clear meeting notes with action items and owners, and taking meeting artifacts and tuning them into deliverables such as PowerPoint designs, plans and charts, Excel financials models and Word documents.

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Face-to-Face Whiteboarding Sessions Are Gone. Meetings Still Need to Happen.

Before the session, the OZ team will ensure proper set-up. During, we will facilitate and moderate to maintain flow and organization. Finally, we will produce the output and results for your team, developing clear meeting notes with action items and owners.

You can’t risk foregoing meetings with your team and colleagues, with partners, and especially with customers and clients. Outside of meetings—your team still needs to collaborate together and with clients to understand needs, provide data and information in an engaging way. While creating actionable deliverables (PowerPoint plans and charts, Excel models, and Word documents) to continue to drive your business forward.

OZ Immerse is available for single interactive sessions, or packages of 10, 25, or 50 sessions.

Meet

Collaborate

Brainstorm

Design

Learn

Teach

Interact

Interactions and Collaborations

• Facilitate Ice Breakers and Team Builders

• Learn more about a problem

• Create great visualizations of the discussion

• Understand your Users, Customers, Employees

• Brainstorm ideas with your team

• Design and evaluate a solution

• Reflect on your team's process

• Plan a sprint or project

• Manage Agile and Kanban

Our experts understand how to run collaborative sessions in this new world. We can help you continue to stay one step ahead of your competitors as we create everything from a single collaborative event to on-going programs across your teams and customers.

Some Best Practices for Virtual Meetings

  • Be proactive
  • Be proactive
  • Give everyone a 'Job'
  • Give everyone a 'Job'
  • Enable video conferencing
  • Enable video conferencing
  • Give everyone a turn
  • Give everyone a turn
  • Disable mute capabilities
  • Disable mute capabilities
  • Formalize the 'Water Cooler"
  • Formalize the 'Water Cooler"
  • Clarify Objectives
  • Clarify Objectives
  • Before the meeting
  • During the meeting
  • After the meeting

Be proactive

Send a half-page agenda out before the meeting to report on key agenda items.

This prepares participants to bring ideas/comments to the table quickly.

Give everyone a 'Job'

Create purpose by assigning each attendee an active role in the meeting (making them feel part of the action, rather than a passive listener).

'Jobs' should be interactive, straightforward, and frequent.

Examples: writing down any questions that come up during brainstorm / taking notes on key discussion points / managing the slide progression on a presentation, etc.

Enable video conferencing

Facial expressions matter. Being able to see one another humanizes the meeting and may keep everyone engaged.

Give everyone a turn

Ensuring each person has time on the agenda fosters collaboration and helps garner input.

Have team members give a 1 minute intro of what's going on in their lives professionally and personally.

Disable mute capabilities

When team members are on "mute" they may be more inclined to multitask - sending emails/texts, checking phones, or watching videos.

Disabling mute capabilities may force them to focus on the meeting at hand.

Formalize the 'Water Cooler"

Spend 5-10 minutes at the end of the meeting to get everyone's REAL opinion about the subject/discussion. If it doesn't happen then, it won't happen at all.

A sort of "speak now or forever hold your peace" moment. This is the time when individuals can express opinions, challenges, concerns, etc.

Clarify Objectives

The most effective meetings end with making the objective(s) clear to each person.

Key things each person should know:
1) Their Deliverables and Next Steps
2) Who's responsible to follow up on each item/task
3) When those Deliverables are due
4) When the next meeting will be

Murray Izenwasser

Murray consults with clients to create digital solutions that align with their vision, markets, customers and products. Prior to OZ, Murray co-founded Biztegra, a digital marketing, engagement and technology agency.

He also held senior positions at some of the world’s largest digital agencies, including Razorfish and Sapient, and began his career at what is now Accenture. An IASSC Certified Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt™, Murray earned his B.S./B.A. in computer science and finance from the University of Florida.

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