Diversity report 2020 / Unconscious bias
Which biases have you encountered
during your career?
During my 18 years in the company, I have encountered many biases, in both good and bad ways. For example, from my recent posting abroad in China, I experienced certain biases of colleagues in the department,
who, according to the first information, „box“ you (stereotyping) before they get to meet you. Afterward,
they will form their own opinion about you based on how you adapt to the local environment, accept their
way of thinking, and support team integrity and brand development. In the current Covid-era, everyone
should respect the work of others, appreciate critical thinking on the discussed topics, and seek solutions
on how to strengthen and transform the ŠKODA brand in future years.
I am convinced that everyone has biases. It‘s something
I have encountered a lot of prejudices,
we can‘t do anything about. But we can learn to control
but the one that stood out was always
them. It depends on who meets whom and what their
associated with the first impression and
experiences are from the past, and then they are forming
conclusions about the person and their
unconscious biases accordingly. I encounter the topic of
capabilities based on external appearance
diversity quite often because I sometimes travel to Ameri-
or the first reactions (earrings, casual
ca to visit my family. At the same time, I led diverse teams
clothes, nervousness, etc.)
during my career at ŠKODA AUTO.
Head od Strategic Product Planning
Foreman of Gearwheel Production
Long-term Test Prep.