KerryAn Simpson, east region sales manager at YKK (U.S.A) Inc. shares her thoughts on YKK's Fundamental Beh...
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Paying attention to the details allows us to catch mistakes or defects before they become bigger problems.
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.
We can all develop a lifelong love of learning and continue to learn about things that aren’t under our direct control.
Once you find the root cause, it’s time to move on right away to the “blameless phase” – that’s where problems actually get fixed.
It is very easy to get caught up in our daily activities and forget to show appreciation to those around us, especially those that help make our jobs possible.
the time we spend is not wasted, but rather a rewarding process leading to better performance in our daily lives
This past year was very challenging for most of us. Many of us had a hard time not being able to see our families, friends, or coworkers in person for a long time and it still continues.
Leaning on others and at the same time giving them the best of yourself is the key to more easily achieve everything you set out to do as a team
We can no longer manage our business the way we did 30, 20, even 10 years ago. It is imperative that we find areas to improve in order to keep up and be able to respond faster.
Innovation is a call to courage because it asks the individual to challenge the status quo and be decisive, proactive, reliable and accountable for change.
Being process driven allows us to break down processes in an orderly manner and find a place to start.
I challenge everyone to reconsider the past and your ways of doing things and please re-think the present and your future. Change and innovation is essential for survival in a pandemic business world.
We are able to contribute to the local communities where we operate to help our communities grow and prosper...but this only happens if our customer chooses our company over all the others.
This fundamental behavior says “Avoid misunderstanding by discussing expectations upfront.” Make notes when visiting customers and during meetings and discussions to avoid misunderstanding. At the...
I am excited for this opportunity to talk about this week’s Fundamental Behavior and I hope you will be excited too to get your week going. Why am I excited? It is because of the possibility of...
Since joining YKK Japan in 2004, I have worked in various countries and regions, starting in China in 2007, Vietnam and Cambodia in 2012, India in 2016, and the United States in 2018. I have come...