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Consulting becoming more innovative

4 July 2016
Karolina BARTKOWIAK
Innovation is mainly understood as an element of technological development. Today's economy also requires an innovative approach to the consultancy services sector. And in fact this is nothing strange, as specialized knowledge, experience as well as their skillful use in order to create optimal solutions are the foundation of success of a majority of enterprises.

The importance of good Polish-German business relationships

8 February 2016
Przemysław POWIERZA
Close relationships between our advisors and customers indicate, however, that we prefer to focus on business: We neither expect much from politicians, nor do we think that they will be able to spoil too much. The key issue is that business relationships between Warsaw and Berlin should run smoothly. Still, not so long ago there was no need for discussing political issues in the context of running business in Poland. It seems, however, that we are forced to use these competencies within the German Desk as well...

Where does this unfading Polish dynamics come from?

27 July 2015
Przemysław POWIERZA
Very often during our meetings with Clients from Germany the Germans comment on the Polish economic reality. We hear that at the moment of entering Poland, a foreigner is overwhelmed with an impression of dynamics – a lot is going on in our country: numerous building sites, modernizations, renovations… moreover, everywhere one can meet energetic people who, despite typical Polish complaining, look optimistically into the future. A lot of good intentions can be felt, which – against the proverb – contribute to shared success. Cinders, which are mentioned in the word of wheeling and dealing, are nowhere to be seen. But why exactly are Germans so excited about Polish dynamics?

A Pole and a German in one company – do they always have to lead a cat-and-dog life?

18 May 2015
Przemysław POWIERZA
Nobody will deny that the history of Poland and Germany was very turbulent. It’s a bit similar to the situation of a typical married couple – there were moments of very harmonious cooperation but (sometimes long-lasting) silent days as well… Over the years, on both banks of the Oder we have gathered a number of stereotypes about each other. We are slowly trying to defy them – the most effective way is to do business together.

Caught between a rock and a hard place – German Desk in action

23 March 2015
Przemysław POWIERZA
It often happens that before the optimization begins, we need to solve problems related to mentality differences – and this is when the huge value added of cooperation with German Desk can be demonstrated.

The German Desk: More than just advisory in German

1 March 2015
Przemysław POWIERZA
The first months in Poland, as in any new place, are challenging: a foreign country, new people. It may still be the same company, but work organisation is somehow different. Not to mention job challenges  – new tasks, time pressure and HQ are keeping their eye on you... At this point the CFO who had been delegated from Germany to Poland is showered with unfamiliar documents from HR: declaration of this, declaration of that, one information request, then another, further summaries, and on top of all: Forbearance of fiscal crime doer punishment. What is that even supposed to mean??? Just a warm welcome to the institution of income tax in Poland; or rather to those who have the daily 'pleasure' of dealing with the Polish Tax Office.

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