Sport and business seem to be very different things. However, there are similarities. Success takes hard work – in developing both one’s physical capacities and company structures. In both cases fair play is also very important. Those who abuse the rules harm not only themselves, but all those who work hard for success – President of Employers of Poland Andrzej Malinowski writes in “Rzeczpospolita”.
Addressing the case of two Polish weightlifters banned for doping – the Zieliński brothers – Malinowski emphasizes that both in sport and business cheating has adverse effects on everyone, as the atmosphere of suspicion and tighter procedures aimed at separating the cheats from clean athletes consume the energy and effort of the law-abiding sportsmen too.
– Sometimes not even honest and hard work can ensure a place at the podium. Sometimes the system stands in the way – the failure of the officials to properly apply the rules and their incompetence. The same applies to business! Our economy will be lacking if the elites and the administrative environment of business are not more pro-entrepreneurship and professional. Let the “Do not let the tax authorities bully you” campaign led by Employers of Poland, which resulted in the adoption of the principle of resolving interpretive ambiguities in favour of taxpayers, be a proof of that – states the President of Employers of Poland.
In his opinion, in both areas under discussion complicating regulations and generating new obstacles has to end and the young and talented should be given a shot. – If only we take care of youth, I am confident that our economy will soar high and wide – like the hammer of gold medal winner Anita Włodarczyk. If we focus solely on creating barriers, more cheats will be attracted by easier success, and growth will hit the ground like the barbells of the Zieliński brothers – concludes Malinowski.