Working with Mexico

Module 1 : Understanding cultural differences

1. Intercultural awareness, the key to success in international business

  • Taking stock of one's own cultural baggage
  • The basics of effective intercultural management
  • Identifying and going beyond cultural stereotypes

2. Key aspects of Mexican culture

  • A racially mixed country proud of its identity
  • Historical influences
  • The critical influence of religion
  • A country with a very promising futur
  • Education: a means of social betterment

3. The impact of values and behaviour patterns on professional dealings and relationships

  • The role of the mother: a national institution
  • Festive traditions
  • An elastic view of time
  • A spirit of hospitality
  • A class-based society

4. The Mexican corporate world

  • Mexican companies: a highly paternalistic environment
  • A strong hierarchy
  • The importance of status
  • The influence of politicians and political parties

Module 2 : Succeeding in work with the Mexicans

1. Effective communication with the Mexicans

  • Openness and sociability: avoiding the pitfalls of familiarity
  • Correctly interpreting gestures
  • Maintaining your image and your standing
  • Mexican Spanish, the English language and the role of the interpreter

2. Adapting your working methods

  • Building trust and confidence: forging personal relationships
  • Managing fairly and sensibly
  • Taking decisions without ruffling feathers
  • Motivating, delegating, providing feedback, boosting self-esteem and handling conflicts

3. Successful meetings and negotiations with the Mexicans

  • Personal commitment
  • Taking all participants into account
  • Learning to be patient
  • Work time verses leisure time
  • The value of the written word

4. Final handy tips

  • Caution, patience and humility
  • Protocol and etiquette
  • Social standards, gifts, business cards, dress code, etc
  • Sensitive subjects: politics, history, religion
  • Humour: a double-edged sword

Working with Mexico

Public Courses



Duration: 7 hours

 February 8, 2023, in Paris
900 €HT/pers.* Training session held in French

 June 22, 2023, remote Session
850 €HT/pers. Training session held in French

 November 23, 2023, in Paris
900 €HT/pers.* Training session held in French

* (Technical fees and lunch included)


Corporate Training Solutions

Duration: to define.

You wish to organise a specific training course, contact us.

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+33 (0)1 55 95 85 18

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