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Select one or several countries in the menu below to see the values for the 6 dimensions. Power Distance This dimension deals with the fact that all individuals in societies are not equal — it expresses the attitude of the culture towards these inequalities amongst us. Power Distance is defined as the extent to which the less powerful members of institutions and organisations within a country expect and accept that power is distributed unequally.

At a score of 81, Mexico is a hierarchical society. This means that people accept a hierarchical order in which everybody has a place and which needs no further justification.

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Hierarchy in an organization is seen as reflecting inherent inequalities, centralization is popular, subordinates expect to be told what to do and the ideal boss is a benevolent autocrat Individualism The fundamental issue addressed by this dimension is the degree of interdependence a society maintains among its members. In Individualist societies people are supposed to look after themselves and their direct family only. Mexico, with culyurales score of 30 is considered a collectivistic society.

Loyalty in a collectivist culture is paramount, and over-rides most other societal rules and regulations. The society fosters strong relationships where everyone takes responsibility for fellow members horstede their group.


A low score Feminine on the dimension means that the dominant values in society are caring for others and quality of life. A Feminine society is one where quality of life is the sign of success and standing out from the crowd is not admirable.

The fundamental issue here is what motivates people, wanting to be the best Masculine or liking what you do Feminine.

Mexico scores 69 on this dimension and is dimensionss a Masculine society. Uncertainty Avoidance The dimension Uncertainty Avoidance has to do with the way that a society deals with the fact that the future can never be known: This ambiguity brings with it anxiety and different cultures have learnt to deal with this anxiety in different ways.

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The extent to which the members of a culture feel threatened by ambiguous dimensionez unknown situations and have created beliefs and institutions that try to avoid these is reflected in the score on Uncertainty Avoidance. Mexico scores 82 on this dimension and thus has a very high preference for hoftsede uncertainty. Countries exhibiting high Uncertainty Avoidance maintain rigid codes of belief and behaviour and are intolerant of unorthodox behaviour and ideas.

In these cultures there is an emotional need for rules even if the rules never seem to work time is money, people have an inner urge to be busy and work hard, precision and punctuality are the norm, innovation may be resisted, security is an important element in individual motivation. Long Term Orientation This dimension describes how every society has to maintain some links with its own dlmensiones while dealing with the challenges of the present and futureand societies prioritise these two existential goals differently.

Those with a culture which scores high, on the other hand, take a more pragmatic approach: The relatively low score of hofstde means that the Mexican culture is normative.


People in such societies have a strong concern with establishing the absolute Truth; they are normative in their thinking. Cukturales exhibit great respect for traditions, a relatively small propensity to save for the future, and a focus on achieving quick results.

Indulgence One challenge that confronts humanity, now and in the past, is the degree to which small children are socialized. This dimension is defined as the extent to which people try to control their desires and impulsesbased on the way they were raised.

The 6 dimensions model of national culture by Geert Hofstede

Cultures can, therefore, be described as Indulgent or Restrained. With a very high score of 97, Mexican culture has a definite tendency toward Indulgence. People in societies classified by a high score in Indulgence generally exhibit a willingness to realise their impulses and desires with regard to enjoying life and having fun.

They possess a positive attitude and have a tendency towards optimism.

Hofstede’s cultural dimensions theory

In addition, they place a higher degree of importance on leisure time, act as they please and spend money as they wish. Join the Hofstede Insights Network A highly selective worldwide network of culture and management consultants with extensive professional experience and knowledge on how to implement culturally sensitive management practices. Cross-cultural strategies for successful business with the Chinese Negotiate Like a Local: Country comparison Select one or several countries in the menu below to see the hofdtede for cultursles 6 dimensions.