“Polska The Times” published an extensive interview with President of Employers of Poland.
– Looking back from the perspective of the recently celebrated 25th anniversary of Employers of Poland, I can say that Polish entrepreneurs are a new social group which did not exist a quarter of a century ago – says Andrzej Malinowski. – The economy was dominated by socialist companies managed by officials delegated by the government. It does not take a particularly lively imagination to realize that such officials had nothing to do with today’s entrepreneurs. Our entrepreneurs are capable of acting on a global scale, are characterized by a great energy, inventiveness and flexibility, which enables them to quickly adapt to their business environment both domestically and internationally. And believe me – operating on the domestic market is not easy. In spite of difficulties, optimism and belief in success remains one of the distinguishing features of Polish entrepreneurs – he adds.
In his opinion, the same perspective reveals that decision makers treat entrepreneurs as a nuisance. – We, entrepreneurs, are useful for politicians when they are getting ready for elections. In such times, promises roll off their tongues quite easily. Sadly, after the election campaigns, they are quick to forget their declarations and get irritated when we remind them of it. In general, communication is a major problem in relations between entrepreneurs and decision makers. Politicians are reluctant to engage in dialog with us. The procedure of consulting legal acts often is only a façade. Another problem is the lack of understanding for the nature of entrepreneurs’ activities – although most politicians have never ran a business, they always know what is best for entrepreneurs – or at least they think they do – remarks the President.