The Ministry of Development is working on a new project. It is to give professionals a chance to become entrepreneurs and offers them a six-month leave similar to the current maternity leave system. The idea has caused a lot of controversy.
Minister of Development Jadwiga Emilewicz wants to support future startups. The ministry is currently working on an act that would make it easier for specialists to set up their own businesses and launch innovative solutions on the market. Employers did not share the same passion for the minister’s idea.
Half a year of maternity leave for employees
Specialists will benefit from this project. In particular: IT specialists and programmers who are currently employed in companies and corporations. Minister Emilewicz believes there is lot of amazing talent with amazing ideas who have not implement them. Reason? They lack the time, and yet it is necessary to start their own business. Minister Emilewicz wants to change this.
Future startups could take half-year leave on the basis of maternity leave. As the minister explains, this would be a time when startups would check whether their product or service will find its place on the market.
The government wants new technology companies to be created in Poland. A six-month vacation for startups would contribute to this grow reports Minister Emilewicz
Your idea fails? You can go back to work
The new project idea takes into account the possibility of startup failure. If the young entrepreneur estimates that his idea, has not worked or won’t become profitable, they will have the full right to return to his place of employment.
It is mainly this part of the whole project that meets with great controversy. Employers who employ specialists, such as IT specialists or programmers, believe that this is not a good solution and it can do more harm than to the sector than good.
Half year leave for employees. When will the idea come into effect?
The details of this project are not known at the moment, the ministry is still working on this bill. Minister Emilewicz announced that in half a year the Ministry of Development will present a full concept of a new law for employees, assuming the possibility of taking a half-year leave on the basis of current system for maternity leave.
Vacation for future startups. It’s a good idea?
Experts mostly criticize the idea of the Ministry of Development. They believe that if an employee is not satisfied with their current job, they should just change it most often, and if they have a plan to become an entrepreneur, they simply should take on the risks that comes with it.
Some also say that although the government has good intentions, but still believe this idea has a big disadvantage. Half a year is too short a time to start a new technology company. To start a business and be able to assess its profitability, you need not only an idea, but also adequate financial resources and a team. Half a year is not enough to build them.
People who study the labor market say that the time it takes to set up a company and assess its profitability is around 12-18 months.
On the other hand, no one can imagine that the government could guarantee future entrepreneurs such a period of time to start their business. If the act were to provide for such leave time for startups, this project would hit particularly hard on companies and corporations that employ engineers, IT specialists and programmers.
Half a year of leave for future startups is an innovative idea
There are also voices of support for this idea. Some believe that the Ministry of Development is going in the right direction with the planned bill. This project would be a great incentive for people with great potential who can change the Polish economy.
The new act would cause more new companies to appear, which would favor economic development.