INVESTORS IN MSK
The company is famous for innovations and modern
technologies. This can be associated with higher
demands on employees. How do you educate them?
It is with regard to constant innovation that our demands
on employees lie mainly in the ability and willingness to
learn new things. In addition to the training necessary
to perform the work, we offer a wide range of training
options, which are based on the employee‘s agreement
with his superior and take into account the company‘s
needs and the employee‘s ideas about his further
professional development. Recently, the number and
popularity of online training programmes, for which
we mainly use the LinkedIn Learning platform, has
significantly increased. Training to strengthen the
competencies of managers at all levels also plays an
Which language do you use for communication
within the company? Do you offer Korean lessons to
English is used for communication between Korean and
Czech colleagues, in all reports and documents and
in communication with foreign branches or suppliers.
When visiting us, however, you will hear mainly Czech—
our mother tongue is, of course, spoken on production
lines (by the way, Czech citizens make up 96% of our
employees). The management of the company is also
Czech, including the heads of production, quality and
We offer Korean lessons, although learning this language,
including the new script, is not easy at all. The number
of participants will always be significantly reduced
after a few lessons, but we also have employees who
have participated in advanced courses. The situation is
exactly the same for Czech courses for Koreans.
Do Koreans inspire you personally? How are they
different from us Czechs in professional
and personal life?
In a relatively short time, Korea has become one of the
leaders in many areas—whether it is IT technology or
the already mentioned electric and hydrogen mobility.
In addition to hard work and a really great emphasis
on education, I see above all the personal willingness
to tirelessly look for new ways and try things that
seem unrealistic or too complicated at first glance.
Our cultures have different priorities—most of us have
a family, which matters most, while for Koreans it will
be their job—but we do not differ much in personal
life and, for example, we can easily agree on joint
extracurricular activities, whether that’s sport or any
form of entertainment.
Mr Michník, thank you for the interview.
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