Mexico was a country that was very interesting to read about and how they rank on the Hofstede’s dimension was even more interesting. When we think about Mexico, what we mostly think about? When talking to my friends and asking them what they think about when they think of Mexico most of them say vacation. This comes from knowing about vacation spots in Mexico like Cancun and Los Cabos, which is understandable. But learning how they are ranked in comparison to the rest of the world on Hofstede’s Dimension it raises more questions about the country.
When we look at the power distance score of the country it is really compared to the rest of the world. When a score of 81 compared to the rest of the world that averages 59.31 we can see how much of a difference that is. In North America not including Mexico is only 44.33 yet on its own Mexico stands at an 81. Having a score this high means that the people in Mexico have accepted that there are pretty much two forms of society, there are the haves and the haves not. For the most part this is very unsettling, because once people have accepted this into their lives where in the room to grow and become better. They would accept what is and work all their lives thinking that this is it. They would accept that people will not gravitate to them because they are the have nots and people will want to talk to and build with people who already have.
The scores between the different categories in the Hofstede Dimension justifies one another and we can see how just based on the numbers. They prefer to work in numbers or groups for the benefits of the group as a whole. This behavior can come from the fact that in the power distance they rate so high, they can’t depend of the people that have so the defend themselves and help each other grow and build their own communities.
Something that we can see as leaders in Mexico is the Masculinity is pretty equal to that of North America in which there is men in similar roles to that of men in the North America and females in the same roles as Administrators and occupations like those. This is something that we are working on here in the United States so it’s safe to assume that if Mexico is similar to us here when it comes to Masculinity that they could be working on the same things themselves.
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