Mexico and The United States Managing in Two Cultures

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Mexico and The United States Managing in Two Cultures was presented at The Offshore Group’s Manufacturing in Mexico Summit. For more information please visit http://www.offshoregroup.com/mexico-outsource-showcase/manufacturing-in-mexico-summit

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Mexico and The United States Managing in Two Cultures

  1. 1. The Offshore Group Summit Managing in Two Cultures San Carlos, Mexico Presented by Eva Kras As presented at The Offshore Group’s Manufacturing in Mexico Summit www.offshoregroup.com
  2. 2. Transcultural Management <ul><li>Role of Business: new international role </li></ul><ul><li>Successful Mexican operations: evaluating a new model. </li></ul><ul><li>What is “culture” in transcultural organizations. </li></ul><ul><li>Culture and values: two levels </li></ul>As presented at The Offshore Group’s Manufacturing in Mexico Summit www.offshoregroup.com
  3. 3. Deep Level Mexican Cultural Values in Business <ul><li>Family </li></ul><ul><li>Spirituality </li></ul><ul><li>Interpersonal Relations </li></ul><ul><li>Trust </li></ul><ul><li>Emotional Sensitivity </li></ul><ul><li>Etiquette </li></ul><ul><li>Diplomacy – praise and criticism </li></ul>As presented at The Offshore Group’s Manufacturing in Mexico Summit www.offshoregroup.com
  4. 4. Changing Cultural Aspects in Business <ul><li>Time </li></ul><ul><li>Commitment and accountability </li></ul><ul><li>Ethics </li></ul><ul><li>Relationship with superiors </li></ul><ul><li>Feedback and follow through </li></ul><ul><li>Teamwork </li></ul><ul><li>Competition </li></ul><ul><li>Control </li></ul>As presented at The Offshore Group’s Manufacturing in Mexico Summit www.offshoregroup.com
  5. 5. Conclusions for Success <ul><li>Take cultural differences seriously. </li></ul><ul><li>Respect Mexican people and country. </li></ul><ul><li>Develop TRUST. </li></ul><ul><li>Plan longer time period for Stand-Alone startups. </li></ul>As presented at The Offshore Group’s Manufacturing in Mexico Summit www.offshoregroup.com

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