Thursday, May 7, 2009

Business Environment

Brazilian organizational cultures can, in general, be traditionally seen as closed systems in which leaders with strong personalities, rigid values, paternalistic patterns and highly centralized hierarchical structures prevail. The main cultural consequences of these organizational traits are the improvised style of doing things (lack of planning) which leads to the famous Brazilian "jeitinho," an expression that is difficult to translate but essentially says "Well, there is no way to reach the goal, but in a certain way (with the help of God), we will achieve it anyway".


  1. I have always been intrested in going to Brazil. However, I don't really like their business environment. How can they get anything done if they do not plan?

  2. I have to agree with Natalie, everyone needs some kind of plan to go by.