Diversity Questions: Part 1
After conducting an in-depth search on diversity questions appropriate for China, India, Korea, and Japan, we established that Japan's diversity question arises from family and gender relations. An appropriate question for India would ask if the respondent has a place he last resided. A diversity question to ask about Korea would be how a person feels about unification.
The diversity question for China arises from various factors that include gender, ethnicity, culture, sexual orientation, generations, and disability. Corporate China rarely discusses the topic of sexual orientation and gender identity. Most of the companies in China welcome people with disability to work for them, just like people with no disability. When it comes to the generation factor, older workers are required to support themselves. In most cases, you find that two elderly parents are supported by a single working child. The traditional Chinese businesses are growing and attracting employees from all cultures and provides the employees with great leadership opportunities.
An example of a question concerning diversity asked in an interview in China was how comfortable the employees were bringing themselves to work and speak up concerning D&I cultural issues without being punished. The respondent stated that he believed that challenging the cultural norms at the workplace would affect their employment negatively. He went further to say that the workplace promotes diversity of thought and debates. Another appropriate question would be to ask about one's ethnicity. The respondent can answer where they're Han, Buyi, Miao, Tujia, Man or any other.
India's diversity question can arise from a place of birth, age, gender, nationality, classification, race, last residential place, work opportunities, or religion. An appropriate question would ask if the respondent has a place he last resided. The respondent can then answer if the place is within or outside of India. Another appropriate question from a survey would be asking if respondents are able to travel to their places of work. The respondents would then answer by telling if it is a one-way trip or basically gives the mode of transport.
Japan's diversity question arises from family and gender relations, premarital sex, having kids, marriage, political efficacy, and education levels. A suitable question from the survey would be like, what are your views on marriage? The respondent would answer something like 'marriage is not necessary', 'marriage is a matter of course', or 'I don't know'. Another question would ask a person's views on having children. The respondent can answer something like 'children is a matter of course', 'kids are not necessary', or 'I don't know'. Another appropriate question would ask a person's views on premarital sex. A respondent would answer something like 'unacceptable', 'OK if in love', 'allowed' or 'no response'.
In Korea, the diversity question is in line with the various aspects of North Korea including the dissociative and associative behavior of the people. There is also the question of inclusivity and security. An example of an appropriate question would be, how does one think of North Korea? The respondent would answer with either one of us, brother, neighbor, enemy, or others. Another appropriate question from the survey would be, how a person feels about unification. The respondent would respond with either 'unification should come quickly', 'there's no need for unification', or 'there's no hurry for having unification'.