In the U.S. mainstream culture “time is money,” says Ann Schauber, diversity leader with Oregon State University. However, in the Mexican culture, time is relationship-based. That means, it’s more important to spend time talking to someone than it is to be on time, Schauber says.
Take time to be “in the moment” with Hispanic employees — or any employee, for that matter. It will make a huge difference, Schauber says, because it sends the message that your employees are important to you and that you value them.