As part of The Asian Cultural Alliance, an employee resource group dedicated to championing Discovery’s Asian American employees, Chun is instrumental in promoting a diverse and inclusive environment at the company. He has supported the organization in a number of ways, including as a panelist as part of the Alliance’s career development and networking events. His advice for fostering good communication is to look beyond people’s words and into their deeper intention behind them. “Assume good intentions and reward trust with trust,” he suggests. “Be curious and seek to understand the ‘why’ behind what people say. Get to know the people you’re communicating with so you understand the context behind their communication.”
How have you been a champion of diversity, equity, and inclusion?
For me, it starts with curiosity and empathy — wanting to understand the diversity of experiences that someone brings to the table and how those experiences have shaped who they are today, the lens through which they view the world and, therefore, the unique perspectives they bring that enrich a team-based environment.
What’s been the most dramatic change in your sector of the business today vs three years ago?
Change is a constant. It’s hard to choose a single factor, but it’s remarkable to reflect on the speed at which decades-old (even 100-year-old) businesses in media have had to evolve in order to survive. HBO Max, Discovery+ and Disney+ didn’t even exist three years ago.
My best advice for fostering open, honest communication…
Assume good intentions and reward trust with trust. Be curious and seek to understand the “why” behind what people say. Get to know the people you’re communicating with so you understand the context behind their communication.