The first graduates of DENSO Products and Services Americas’ DKI program celebrate completion of the one-year training course. DKI, which stands for DENSO Knowledge Intensive Staff Innovation, uses practical hands-on activities to improve workplace communication, promote teamwork and develop a deeper understanding of different cultural and business practices among associates to achieve common goals. DPAM will continue to offer DKI training to new groups of associates.
At DENSO, productivity and teamwork have always gone hand in hand. To strengthen that bond, DENSO Japan launched a training program called DKI, which stands for DENSO Knowledge Intensive Staff Innovation. DPAM President Haruhiko Kato brought DKI to Long Beach, and the first class of 18 associates completed the one-year program in September.
Associates from DPAM’s Automotive Aftermarket PMG groups participated in DPAM’s inaugural DKI class. Associates from the Heavy Duty, AOES and PMG groups are in the current class.
“DKI brings together associates from all levels of the organization to foster more effective collaboration,” said John Doran, senior manager of Product Planning. “The training cultivates better planning, communication and a deeper understanding of how harnessing our collective knowledge, skills and experience yields the best results.”
Managers and staff use real projects to hone their communication skills and work more cooperatively for the benefit of the organization, the group and each member. The course focuses on breaking down barriers and developing a shared ownership of possibilities and solutions.
DPAM is on track to expand DKI training opportunities. For more information, contact the HR and PMG departments. Other DENSO affiliates also offer the training.