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25 April 2022

Effective communication between business, administration and politics

– Unfortunately, communication between business, administration and politics taken as a system is incompatible. Business tends to be substantive but within the bounds of rationality, and fast. Government on the other hand is irrationally substantive, sometimes absurdly substantive and very slow. Politics, in turn, is flexible, substantive and extremely fast. It can take mutually exclusive decisions in the space of a day. If business were run that way, it would collapse, because it is impossible to operate like that," said Bartłomiej Rajchert, CEO of GDS Grupa Doradztwa Strategicznego, at the debate 'Polish entrepreneurship on the curve' at the European Economic Congress in Katowice.


– In terms of tools, the most important thing is compatibility of communication, so that when we use the same words, we mean pretty similar things. Because when business says 'fast', it really means fast. When politics says 'fast', it usually means it's already happened. And when government says 'fast', it means 'one day'," the CEO of GDS continued. – That's the problem here – we speak the same language, we talk about the same things, we use the same words and we mean completely different things. And there needs to be an effort to build a platform of communication that leads to understanding and specifics, because there is still a lot of propaganda that is just talking to say things, but not listening to the details that experts and practitioners have to share. And there is value in that. (...) If this is not transferred to the strategic and legal level, we will not have a qualitative change. That should be our challenge – qualitative change, not just small successes. They are gratifying, but they don't get the job done.


– Many of the areas we have discussed need improvement and there is much to be done in them. One such unifying dimension should be strategic thinking and planning, because that is what we lack most. Everything else depends on it," added Bartłomiej Rajchert..


The debate, in which the GDS was a partner, was also attended by the Minister for Development Waldemar Buda, the spokesman for small and medium-sized enterprises Adam Abramowicz, the Vice-President of the BCC, the Chancellor of BCC Małopolska and Częstochowa Chapter Katarzyna Woszczyna, President of the Foundation for the Development of Management Education Bożena Lubińska-Kasprzak, President of the Polish Bar Council Przemysław Rosati, CEO of VELUX Polska sp. z o.o. Jacek Siwiński and the Dean of the Katowice Bar Association, independent member of the Supervisory Board of PKN Orlen Roman Kusz. The discussion was moderated by Mikołaj Kunica, editor-in-chief of Business Insider Polska.


Links for debate coverage:

WNP.pl (https://www.wnp.pl/finanse/nic-sie-od-lat-nie-zmienia-polska-przedsiebiorczosc-potrzebuje-stabilnego-prawa,576223.html)

My Company Polska ( https://mycompanypolska.pl/artykul/polska-przedsiebiorczosc-na-zakrecie/9155)

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