Thursday, December 29, 2022
Thoughts on ERD’s Projects with Cogent.
From first meeting with Merlin, it was obvious that some people fit their names and he did perform quick magic on many aspects within a few hours of analyzing our company.
We had a previous project with Cogent in late 2021 and based on those changes and our seemingly daunting task of instantly growing over 500% within 6 months, we desired a more thorough look which could enable ERD to transition to a bigger and better company. Merlin listened to our specific needs and tailored a path of success that we could clearly follow and simultaneously buy into since, in the end, any plan can only be successful if everyone believes.
This early work by Merlin led to his advocating for us to have Jim as a project manager for what we needed for our transition.
Jim is an example of a guy who knows accounting but does not let accounting be the only thing to focus on
(he’s a numbers guy, but understands that the true power of the numbers is to benefit all aspects of a thriving business).
He has taken the time and effort to guide us on the journey of improvement which a 27 year old company needs in order to be fully competitive and successful in the current economic environment.
Jim has identified a large area of improvements in terms of KPl’s and has structured a path that achieves measurable progress but also takes into account the softer side of how to get people to actively participate.
The management team and workforce have fully embraced our mission, and we look forward to our future success in both the implementation of our action plan as well as how we have enabled true change to our culture that allows us to be the best organization we can be.