Core Values and Fundamental Behaviors

YKK employees give their thoughts about our Core Values and Fundamental Behaviors

  • 2021-09-20 Issue 215 - Fundamental Behavior 13 - Be a team player

    2021-09-20 Issue 215 - Fundamental Behavior 13 - Be a team player

    Workers value and recognize when their leaders care about them. And only when we feel part of a work team, we are able to give our best.

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  • 2021-09-13 Issue 214 - Fundamental Behavior 12 - Seek improvement in everything

    2021-09-13 Issue 214 - Fundamental Behavior 12 - Seek improvement in everything

    This is an era that will increasingly require the ability to read and adapt to change and to speed. We will not be satisfied with the status quo.

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  • 2021-09-06 Issue 213 - Fundamental Behavior 11 - Innovate

    2021-09-06 Issue 213 - Fundamental Behavior 11 - Innovate

    I have the opportunity to write about one of the values that today has become a Fundamental Behavior for all companies that want to recover, maintain or grow in their market. The world trade...

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  • 2021-08-30 Issue 212 - Fundamental Behavior 10 - Be process driven

    2021-08-30 Issue 212 - Fundamental Behavior 10 - Be process driven

    The decisive factor was that we had a single vision and a common goal, which was to satisfy our customer, and each area adapted its processes to seek that common goal.

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  • 2021-08-23 Issue 211 - Fundamental Behavior 9 - Honor commitments

    2021-08-23 Issue 211 - Fundamental Behavior 9 - Honor commitments

    My heart is not with the one who keeps complaining, but with those who throw themselves with all their soul into looking for formulas to success.

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  • 2021-08-16 Issue 210 - Fundamental Behavior 8 - Make customers a priority

    2021-08-16 Issue 210 - Fundamental Behavior 8 - Make customers a priority

    The satisfaction of our external customers is a reflection of the relationship we have with our internal customers.

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  • 2021-08-09 Issue 209 - Fundamental Behavior 7 - Clarify expectations then respond quickly

    2021-08-09 Issue 209 - Fundamental Behavior 7 - Clarify expectations then respond quickly

    I want to share why in my family likes photos sitting on stairs all together: One of the best experiences and lessons of my life was living in Quintana Roo in Riviera Maya, when my then 10 year...

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  • 2021-08-02 Issue 208 - Fundamental Behavior 6 - Lead by Example

    2021-08-02 Issue 208 - Fundamental Behavior 6 - Lead by Example

    Whether we are managers or not, we are in one way or another an example for those around us.

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  • 2021-07-26 Issue 207 - Fundamental Behavior 5 - Embrace Diversity

    2021-07-26 Issue 207 - Fundamental Behavior 5 - Embrace Diversity

    We must continue to be open to change, embrace diversity, and educate our leadership teams on cultural changes and self-awareness.

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  • 2021-07-19 Issue 206 - Fundamental Behavior 4 - Make Quality Personal

    2021-07-19 Issue 206 - Fundamental Behavior 4 - Make Quality Personal

      Quality in a manufacturing environment can seem so remote until we bring it into the context of our daily lives.  So let’s take a few moments to do so by looking at acceptable levels of quality...

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  • 2021-07-12 Issue 205 - Fundamental Behavior 3 - Protect the Environment

    2021-07-12 Issue 205 - Fundamental Behavior 3 - Protect the Environment

    We cannot simply fix everything wrong with the environment by snapping our fingers and saying “Done.”

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  • 2021-07-05 Issue 204 - Fundamental Behavior 2 - Be Vigilant About Safety

    2021-07-05 Issue 204 - Fundamental Behavior 2 - Be Vigilant About Safety

    Being vigilant about safety requires constant thinking and calculations and applies not only at work but in every activity you perform. Remember high speed increases the inherent dangers.

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  • 2021-06-28 Issue 203 - Fundamental Behavior 1- Do the right thing always

    2021-06-28 Issue 203 - Fundamental Behavior 1- Do the right thing always

    If we start from a base of doing the right thing, all that follows is simple. The power and impact of “Do the Right Thing, Always” is far reaching, and in my mind it is immeasurable.

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  • 2021-06-21 Issue 202 - Fundamental Behavior 25 - Be positive

    2021-06-21 Issue 202 - Fundamental Behavior 25 - Be positive

    New habits are not made overnight, but we can all move to a positive way of thinking with practice.

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  • 2021-06-14 Issue 201 - Fundamental Behavior 24 - Be an ambassador

    2021-06-14 Issue 201 - Fundamental Behavior 24 - Be an ambassador

    When we express enthusiasm and genuine praise about the things we do, the products we create, or how we run our business with strong ethics, then we can create new ambassadors in the organization.

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  • 2021-06-07 Issue 200 - Fundamental Behavior 23 - Give back

    2021-06-07 Issue 200 - Fundamental Behavior 23 - Give back

    I challenge all of you to find a way to give back, whether it is through volunteering, donating to a special cause, or uplifting someone in a time of need.

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  • 2021-05-31 Issue 199 - Fundamental Behavior 22 - Take pride in our appearance

    2021-05-31 Issue 199 - Fundamental Behavior 22 - Take pride in our appearance

    Whether it’s our personal appearance, our facilities, or work areas, our appearance is always the first impression on team members, business partners and in many cases customers.

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  • 2021-05-24 Issue 198 - Fundamental Behavior 21 - Be a lifelong learner

    2021-05-24 Issue 198 - Fundamental Behavior 21 - Be a lifelong learner

    When we are willing learners, the process becomes daily and natural, and we find knowledge in nature, in interactions with other people, through books and electronic devices, and in experience.

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  • 2021-05-17 Issue 197 - Fundamental Behavior 20 - Pay attention to the details

    2021-05-17 Issue 197 - Fundamental Behavior 20 - Pay attention to the details

    Paying attention to the details allows us to catch mistakes or defects before they become bigger problems.

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  • 2021-05-10 Issue 196 - Fundamental Behavior 19 - Be proactive

    2021-05-10 Issue 196 - Fundamental Behavior 19 - Be proactive

    With proactive thinking, one has the ability to anticipate possible scenarios (negative or positive) and create a plan of action to overcome potential obstacles and/or distractions.

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