This is Mexico: Living and Working with Mexicans
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This is Mexico: Living and Working with Mexicans

Understanding the roots of the Mexicans business and social behavioral patterns
3.8 (10 ratings)
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52 students enrolled
Last updated 12/2019
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This course includes
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 2 articles
  • 9 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • The fundamentals of culture
  • Key values and attitudes of the Mexicans
  • The roots of the Mexicans behavioral patterns
  • Mexicans communication patterns
  • Social and business manners in Mexico
  • Management and negotiation style in Mexico
Requirements
  • Interest in learning more about Mexico and the Mexicans
Description

By knowing where people’s values and beliefs come from you can learn to expect and predict their behavior, and then, you will be on your way to a successful cultural adjustment. The Mexican culture is rich in customs, traditions and intriguing behavioral patterns; and this one-of-its-kind course offers you the opportunity to dive into the very roots of the Mexican way of life.

The curriculum and practical activities are carefully designed for:

  • Expats (retirees, executives, foreign service employees)

  • Foreign students

  • Foreign investors and import/export professionals

  • Travelers

  • Enthusiasts of the Mexican culture

Who this course is for:
  • Executives in an international assignment in Mexico
  • Expats retired or considering retiring in Mexico
  • Leisure and business travelers
  • Current or future foreign exchange students
  • Entrepreneurs and business seeking to negotiate with Mexicans
  • Current or future foreign service officers assigned in Mexico
Course content
Expand all 47 lectures 01:07:16
+ Introduction
3 lectures 03:35

In this lecture the student will be able to watch in a short video, the bio of lecturer Francisco Santana.

Preview 01:29

In this lecture the student will be introduced with the framework and content structure used for this course, in order to have a better scope regarding the role of each section within this learning program.

Preview 00:54
+ Culture and human behavior
12 lectures 14:49

This lecture comprises an introduction to section 2 'Culture and human behavior'.

Preview 00:23

In this lecture the student will learn what culture and why it is important to understand its effects in human behavior.

Preview 01:23

In this lecture the student will learn about the universal, cultural and personal levels of human behavior.

Levels of human behavior
01:00

At the end of this lecture the student will understand how an individual acquires his/her cultural values and behavioral patterns.

How is culture acquired?
00:56

With this lecture the student will understand that the interpretation of the reality depends on the values and beliefs of the doer and the observer.

In the eye of the beholder
01:23

In this lecture the student will learn about cultural dimensions model as a tool to analyze the behavior patterns in specific cultures.

Preview 01:50

In this lecture the student will learn about the dimension related to the concept of self having individualism as one orientation and collectivism as the other one.

The concept of self
01:14

In this lecture the student will learn about the dimension related to how gender values influence in a society, having femininity as one orientation and masculinity as the other one.

Gender values
00:59

In this lecture the student will learn about the dimension related to power distance defining high power distance as a hierarchical society and low power distance as an egalitarian culture.

Power distance
01:16

In this lecture the student will learn about the dimension related to uncertainty avoidance in societies, having high and low as the two opposite orientations.

Uncertainty avoidance
01:08

In this lecture the student will learn about the dimension related to communication patterns, having direct communication as one orientation and indirect communication, as the other one.

Communication styles
01:33

In this lecture the student will learn about the dimension related to the perception and use of time, having monochronic cultures as one orientation and polychronic societies, as the other one.

Use of time
01:44

With this exercise the student will have the opportunity to evaluate her/his level of learning on culture and its effects in human behavior.

Quiz | Culture and human behavior
5 questions
+ Roots of the Mexican Cultural Identity
10 lectures 15:39

This lecture comprises an introduction to section 3 'Roots of the Mexican Cultural Identity'.

Preview 00:25

In this lecture the student will learn about the importance of the Aztec society in conditioning contemporary Mexico's culture and how this historical period began.

The Aztecs: Introduction
00:32

In this lecture the student will about the economic system of the Aztec civilization.

The Aztecs: Economy
00:59

In this lecture the student will understand government structure of the Aztecs.

Preview 00:59

In this lecture the student will learn about housing and the education system for children during the Aztec empire.

The Aztecs: Education and Housing
01:14

In this lecture the student will learn about the social classes within the Aztec society and its power and privileges.

The Aztecs: Social Sectors
01:39

In this lecture the student will be introduced to a new historical period in Mexico's history known as the New Spain and how the labor system was structured.

New Spain: Labor System
02:18

In this lecture the student will understand the structure of society in Mexico during the colonial period.

Preview 03:13

In this lecture the student will learn about the role of the Catholic Church during Mexico's colonial period.

New Spain: Religious Influence
01:00

In this lecture the student will understand causes and effects of the Mexican Revolution as one of the most important periods in Mexico's history.

The Mexican Revolution and the 20th. Century
03:20

With this exercise the student will have the opportunity to evaluate her/his level of learning on the roots of the Mexican cultural identity.

Quiz | Roots of the Mexican Cultural Identity
5 questions
+ Living with Mexicans: Traditions, values and attitudes
10 lectures 15:51

This lecture comprises an introduction to section 4 'Living with Mexicans: Traditions, values and attitudes'.

Preview 00:26

In this lecture the student will about the importance of the family in Mexican and the characteristics of it.

Family
01:27

In this lecture, the student will learn about the meaning of friendship for the Mexicans and the historical roots of this value.

Friendship
01:37

In this lecture the student will learn about courtesy in Mexico, one of the most surprising of the Mexicans traits for the foreign visitor.

Courtesy
01:11

In this lecture, the student will learn about why Mexicans consider so important helping others.

Helping others
01:30

In this lecture, the student will learn about the important role of humor in Mexican society and how it has developed through history.

Humor
01:40

In this lecture the student will learn about the origins and characteristics of the world famous Day of the Dead celebrated in Mexico.

Day of the Dead
02:15

In this lecture the student will identify the roots of the Mexicans attitudes towards time.

The concept of 'mañana'
02:46

In this lecture the student will learn why in Mexico is so common to say excuses in different situations.

Excuses
01:26

In this lecture the student will learn about the roots of the infamous Mexican trait of the "mordida" or bribery as one of the most common forms of corruption in the society.

Bribery
01:33

With this exercise the student will have the opportunity to evaluate her/his level of learning on traditions, values and attitudes predominant in the Mexican society.

Quiz | Traditions, values and attitudes
5 questions
+ Working with Mexicans: Management and Negotiation Styles
5 lectures 10:52

This lecture comprises an introduction to section 4 'Living with Mexicans: Traditions, values and attitudes'.

Preview 00:21

In this lecture the student will learn about the role of the leader as a business manager in a hierarchical society like the Mexican.

Leadership and Management
05:12

In this lecture the student will learn about how Mexicans perceive time and space as well as the implications of this values and attitudes in business management.

Perception of time and space
01:08

In this lecture the student will identify the communication style of the average Mexican and its effects in the workplace and a business environment.

Communication patterns
01:06

In this lecture the student will learn about the common behavior of Mexicans in negotiations and business meetings.

Negotiation and meetings
03:05

With this exercise the student will have the opportunity to evaluate her/his level of learning on Mexicans styles for management and doing business.

Quiz | Management and Negotiation Styles
5 questions
+ Cases Analysis
7 lectures 06:30

This lecture comprises an introduction to section 6 'Cases analysis'.

Preview 00:20

In this lecture the student will learn about the experience of Tanja from Denmark, living with Mexicans.

Case 1: Tanja
01:12

In this lecture the student will learn about the experience of Moritz from Germany, living with Mexicans.

Case 2: Moritz
01:33

In this lecture the student will learn about the experience of Loviisa from Finland, living with Mexicans.

Case 3: Loviisa
00:57

In this lecture the student will learn about the experience of Zuzana from Czech Republic, living with Mexicans.

Case 4: Zuzana
01:22

In this lecture the student will be able to practice his/her knowledge on Mexicans cultural behavior by analysing the testimonial from the previous lectures.

Activity: Testimonials analysis
00:19
Bonus Lecture
00:47