A Connector is intent on taking a deeper look at experiences in the workplace and trying to better understand the dynamics at play. You may have read articles or seen data on diversity and inclusion. Connectors usually find this information fascinating and they are interested in understanding the concept of unconscious bias. The idea that something can be going on in our minds that we are not aware of can be a little disconcerting - especially when you’ve come to rely on your brain for your success in the workplace!
You are probably noticing patterns and it may seem like the people getting recognised and rewarded have similarities that don’t always have to do with work-related criteria. When you look at the various career paths of your colleagues, you are connecting the dots and may wonder if the reasons for those differences might be more related to opportunity than ability or commitment.
Connectors are interested in taking other people’s perspectives and connecting with their workplace experiences. It is important to you to learn what it is like to walk in someone else’s shoes, especially if they have a very different background or personal characteristics from you.
As a Connector, you may have engaged in conversations about how the workplace could adapt to leverage the benefit of differences among people. Most likely these conversations have occurred within small groups or with people who are similar to you.