Diversity report 2020 / Unconscious bias
Unconscious biases affect us constantly. Society auto-
It is impossible to quantify the number of individual biases,
matically perceives them as a negative attitude towards
but there are more than 200 categories for them. Every
some situation, person, or group. However, the reality is
gender has its prejudices, nationality, culture, company,
that biases can be negative as well as positive. They are
family, or another social group. Prejudices from individual
views, experiences, and stereotypes of the past taken
categories can intermingle, match, but they can go as well
from generation to generation in combination with our
against each other. All of us have hundreds and thousands
life experiences created newly. A person does not even
of biases, but we don‘t even realize.
need to encounter some situation in life, but they can
already have established prejudice. This ability allows us
In 2020, almost 2,000 direct superiors participated in
to process information faster and create an instantaneous
training focused on active work with unconscious biases.
reaction that would not have been possible without a bias.
They concluded that the most common biases at ŠKODA
Our minds would have to analyze all the essential facts,
AUTO are „“authority bias,“ “planning fallacy, “
which would cost time and energy.
“status quo bias,“ and “bandwagon effect“.