Chinese edge US employees in workplace curiosity
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.