Who Do You Want to Hang With?

Sometimes the simplest insights yield the greatest dividends. One of the things I've noticed consistently in my facilitation efforts this year is the following:

When Baby Boomers think of community, they tend to place a premium on networking and interacting with people like them: homogeneity.

When Generation Xers and Millennials talk about community, they seem to place a premium on spending time with people not like them: heterogeneity.

Similarity. Diversity.

This could have profound implications.