Intercultural training Mexico

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Our intercultural training offers sound knowledge and practice-oriented recommendations for day-to-day business in Mexico.
CultureWaves is looking forward to advising you!

By participating in the intercultural Mexico training, you will extend your intercultural competencies and increase your potential in the interaction with business partners from Mexico.

Population wise, Mexico is the largest Spanish-speaking country in the world and one of the most important exporting nations worldwide. Car manufacturing, engineering, oil extraction and services are the key economical areas of the federal state.  In 2015, Mexico ranked among the top ten countries of oil production worldwide. The country faces a constant process of modernization and diversification of its economy and trade. Moreover, Mexico is striving for a pioneer position in the field of climate change policies.

Learn more about international cooperation with Mexican business partners and improve your intercultural competencies when dealing with Mexican customers, suppliers, colleagues and employees by enrolling in our Intercultural Training Mexico.

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CultureWaves offers background know-how and practice-oriented recommendations for Mexican day-to-day business and a successful collaboration with Mexican business partners to you and your employees.

We are looking forward to advise you and to tailor the Intercultural Training Mexico to your specific needs!

You can reach us via phone +49 (0)2227 908 6252 and email Or just use our contact form.

What you can expect from our Intercultural Training Mexico

By completing the training participants will:

  • Sharpen their perception and develop a broader understanding of different perspectives
  • Understand the impact of cultural values on people’s behaviour, communication and work style
  • Gain a better understanding of Mexican society and traditions as well as their impact on work life
  • Anticipate what behaviour may irritate Mexican business partners and gain a deeper understanding of their reactions
  • Be able to adapt to Mexican business life more effectively and interact with Mexicans more efficiently
  • Understand which competencies are important to operate in an intercultural work field
  • Know helpful strategies to communicate successfully with Mexican business partners

We are looking forward to advising you and to tailor the Intercultural Training Mexico to your specific needs!

You can reach us via phone +49 (0)2227 908 6252 and email Or just use our contact form.

Intercultural Training Mexico – Possible content:

Understanding Mexico

Self-perception and perception by others

  • Information about Mexico: society, history, politics and religion
  • Identity and cultural conflicts – Mexico today
  • Considering diverse social systems and their cultural and social differences
  • Perception and awareness of own cultural values, attitudes and norms and rethinking of stereotypes

Communication with Mexican business partners

  • Preferred communication styles in Mexico
  • Building contacts: first meetings with Mexicans – greetings and the use of titles
  • Networking: the importance of small talk for maintaining relations
  • Culture specific values – self-confidence, loyalty and politeness
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Meetings, team- and project work

  • Flexibility and multitasking in Mexican work processes
  • Dialogue with Mexican colleagues – building up relationships and trust
  • Exchange of information and favours
  • Behaviour during Meetings


  • Considering different  leadership styles common in Mexico
  • ‚Patron‘ – the caring and authoritarian role of the leader
  • Delegation of tasks to employees
  • Status symbols and status consciousness in Mexico
  • ‚Machismo‘ and ‚Marianismo‘ – gender specific distribution of roles

How to behave in challenging situations and in case of conflict

  • Debating culture in Mexico
  • The meaning of harmony, diplomacy, consensus and willingness for compromise
  • Giving feedback to Mexicans – respecting personal feelings
  • Balancing criticism and suggestions for improvement

Presenting and negotiating in Mexico

  • Initiating business – preparing meetings with decision-makers
  • Negotiating and selling in Mexico
  • Presenting and moderating successfully in front of a Mexican audience
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Business trips – tips and recommendations

  • Business trips to Mexico – Etiquette for business meetings and everyday life
  • Welcoming and hosting Mexican employees and business partners – your role as a host

Summary of key learnings

Wrap up and practical recommendations for working with Mexican colleagues and business partners.

Do you have specific needs?

CultureWaves tailors your Intercultural Training Mexico according to your current needs and business specific challenges.

Intercultural Training Mexico – How, where and for whom?

  • Customized to target group and main topics
  • for employees of all levels, professionals and leaders
  • individual or group training
  • face-to-face or virtual
  • on-site or off-site

We are looking forward to advising you and to tailor the Intercultural Training Mexico to your specific needs!

You can reach us via phone +49 (0)2227 908 6252 or email Or just use our contact form.

Intercultural Training Mexico – methodology

CultureWaves offers behaviour-oriented trainings which are characterized by the focus on the participant needs’, an interactive approach and practical relevance.

Our approach comprises background information to better understand business mentalities, interactive group exercises, up-to-date videos and graphics. Further included is working on case studies in groups, discussing and reflecting as well as practice-oriented recommendations for your business success.

If you are interested please feel free to contact us!

We are looking forward to write a proposal for you or to answer any remaining questions.

You can reach us via phone +49 (0)2227 908 6252 or email Or just use our contact form.

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About CultureWaves

Since 1999 CultureWaves supports businesses dealing with international collaborations as well as processes of change and internationalisation.

Our team of more than 100 experts offers consulting, coaching, trainings, workshops, key-note speeches and process support for international businesses and their employees worldwide.

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