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  • 2021-01-25 Issue 181 - Fundamental Behavior 4 - Make Quality Personal

    2021-01-25 Issue 181 - Fundamental Behavior 4 - Make Quality Personal

    The first thing that comes to mind as soon as I see the word “quality” in the title is to talk about our products and the amazing reputation they have worldwide. We are certainly very proud of it,...

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  • The Teachings of Tadao Yoshida: Make Just a Bit More Effort, If Only Paper Thin

    The Teachings of Tadao Yoshida: Make Just a Bit More Effort, If Only Paper Thin

    Ever since establishing the company, YKK founder Tadao Yoshida left us many quotable sayings. These sayings have been discussed in various business situations and locations based on the YKK...

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  • 20210118 180 - Fundamental Behavior 3 - Protect the Environment

    20210118 180 - Fundamental Behavior 3 - Protect the Environment

    Although we can’t change the past, I believe we can change the future with correct knowledge and action on what we have learned from the past.

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  • 2020-01-11 Issue 179 - Fundamental Behavior 2 - Be Vigilant About Safety

    2020-01-11 Issue 179 - Fundamental Behavior 2 - Be Vigilant About Safety

    The COVID-19 pandemic has created unprecedented challenges. YKK has met this challenge head on.

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  • 2021-01-04 Issue 178 - Fundamental Behavior 1- Do the right thing always

    2021-01-04 Issue 178 - Fundamental Behavior 1- Do the right thing always

    Demonstrate an unwavering commitment to doing the right thing in every action you take and in every decision you make, especially when no one’s looking.

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  • 2020-12-14 Issue 177 - Fundamental Behavior 25 - Be positive

    2020-12-14 Issue 177 - Fundamental Behavior 25 - Be positive

    It is old-fashioned, but ‘counting your blessings’ is a great way to create a positive outlook.

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  • 2020-12-07 Issue 176 - Fundamental Behavior 24 - Be an ambassador

    2020-12-07 Issue 176 - Fundamental Behavior 24 - Be an ambassador

    I believe that the daily actions of each and every employee of the YKK Group convey enthusiasm to colleagues, customers, and society.

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  • 2020-11-30 Issue 175 - Fundamental Behavior 23 - Give back

    2020-11-30 Issue 175 - Fundamental Behavior 23 - Give back

    Now more than ever, we need humanity. As we approach the season of giving, someone could use a kind word, a compliment, a meal, or a helping hand. There’s no time like the present to Give Back!

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  • 2020-11-23 Issue 174 - Fundamental Behavior 22 - Take pride in our appearance

    2020-11-23 Issue 174 - Fundamental Behavior 22 - Take pride in our appearance

    Recently we have faced two different types of viruses. The first one is a physical virus, which tests our 6s discipline, activities aimed at order and cleanliness that we even carry out in our...

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  • 2020-11-16 Issue 173 - Fundamental Behavior 21 - Be a lifelong learner

    2020-11-16 Issue 173 - Fundamental Behavior 21 - Be a lifelong learner

    I prefer to change myself through learning and experience because change leads to the discovery of one's new values and self-growth.

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  • 2020-11-09 Issue 172 - Fundamental Behavior 20 - Pay attention to the details

    2020-11-09 Issue 172 - Fundamental Behavior 20 - Pay attention to the details

    Our attention to detail in the areas of safety are paramount as an individual and organization.

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  • 2020-11-02 Issue 171 - Fundamental Behavior 19 – Be proactive

    2020-11-02 Issue 171 - Fundamental Behavior 19 – Be proactive

    If we can increase the amount of time we spend being proactive in our daily activities, we will be able to work more efficiently and create new added value.

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  • 2020-10-26 Issue 170 - Fundamental Behavior 18 - Take ownership

    2020-10-26 Issue 170 - Fundamental Behavior 18 - Take ownership

    No matter how little, if we can all get in a habit of asking ourselves, “What can I do to make a positive difference?” I wonder what difference we can make?

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  • 2020-10-19 Issue 169 - Fundamental Behavior 17 - Practice blameless problem-solving

    2020-10-19 Issue 169 - Fundamental Behavior 17 - Practice blameless problem-solving

    Practice blameless problem solving.

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  • 2020-10-12 Issue 168 - Fundamental Behavior 16 - Provide meaningful appreciation

    2020-10-12 Issue 168 - Fundamental Behavior 16 - Provide meaningful appreciation

    I have been blessed to work with a tremendous number of talented people throughout my YKK career. I have been supported in every way imaginable, so as I sat down and started to think about how I...

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  • 2020-10-05 Issue 167 - Fundamental Behavior 15 - Listen to understand

    2020-10-05 Issue 167 - Fundamental Behavior 15 - Listen to understand

    I think that understanding people’s stories is the basis of communication.

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  • 2020-09-28 Issue 166 - Fundamental Behavior 14 - Invest in relationships

    2020-09-28 Issue 166 - Fundamental Behavior 14 - Invest in relationships

    I realized the importance of understanding that the way of thinking naturally differs depending on one’s position

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  • 2020-09-21 Issue 165 - Fundamental Behavior 13 - Be a team player

    2020-09-21 Issue 165 - Fundamental Behavior 13 - Be a team player

    Shirley Chisholm said, “You don’t make progress by standing on the sidelines, whimpering and complaining.” This quote speaks volumes of how individuals can impact their teams. You can either be...

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  • 2020-09-14 Issue 164 - Fundamental Behavior 12 - Seek improvement in everything

    2020-09-14 Issue 164 - Fundamental Behavior 12 - Seek improvement in everything

    Every time I witness one of our team members engaged in a deep technical discussion with a customer or colleague, I know we can attribute it to YKK’s desire to seek improvement!

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  • 2020-09-07 Issue 163 - Fundamental Behavior 11 - Innovate

    2020-09-07 Issue 163 - Fundamental Behavior 11 - Innovate

    We have all heard that adversity reveals character. Crisis also reveals business weaknesses and strengths. Once we can recognize these, then we have the power to fix the bad and leverage the good.

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