The decision to go to Mexico, be it for professional or personal reasons, offers a wide variety of opportunities and is an increasingly attractive destination for foreigners. The Mexican culture has some basic characteristics that are reflected above all in the way Mexicans think, such as their perception of power and power distribution. Mexicans are typically more used to and tolerant of a somewhat more top down, autocratic form of leadership, which is why they accept and expect an unequal power distribution. Furthermore, Mexican workers are likely to see great importance in status and power, not only in day-to-day life but also at work.
In contrast to that, however, it is crucial to understand that family is traditionally the first priority for a Mexican worker. Hence, familial obligations might, in some instances, be put above career achievements. A further aspect which should be taken into account is the rather elastic sense of time. It is not unlikely for a Mexican to be late for a business meeting or to work. In contrast to some European Countries, where this might draw consequences, this behavior is usually tolerated in Mexico. Especially noteworthy when establishing business relationships in Mexico is that the focus should be on building a friendship. While workers in other countries usually try to draw a line between interpersonal relationships and business relations, the boundary between the two is not as clearly defined in the Mexican workplace.