Chi­nese edge US em­ploy­ees in work­place cu­rios­ity

China Daily (Canada) - - NEWS CAPSULE -

The 2016 Cu­rios­ity Re­port, pub­lished by lead­ing Ger­man sci­ence and tech­nol­ogy com­pany Merck, showed the over­all cu­rios­ity in­dex of Chi­nese em­ploy­ees is 60.2, slightly higher than the United States’ 59.6.

The con­clu­sion was reached af­ter polling more than 3,000 full-time em­ploy­ees in China, the US and Ger­many.

The com­pany in­vited renowned thought-lead­ers to help an­a­lyze the data through a cross- cul­tural lens. Fac­tors taken into con­sid­er­a­tion in­cluded in­quis­i­tive­ness, cre­ativ­ity, open­ness and dis­tress tol­er­ance.

Chi­nese em­ploy­ees scored high­est in open­ness and in­quis­i­tive­ness, but low­est in dis­tress tol­er­ance.

Data for Chi­nese em­ploy­ers are also op­ti­mistic. Chi­nese em­ploy­ers took the top spot in over­all cu­rios­ity, fol­lowed by the US and Ger­many.

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