Neenah, Wis. – It takes great faith in employees to invest time in their dreams, and Miron Construction Co., Inc.’s dedication to employee support has caught the attention of local non-profit, Compassionate Fox Cities. In recognition for its Dream Project initiative, Miron will be presented with the first Season of Compassion Community Award at the third annual Compassionate Fox Cities Symposium. The symposium and awards ceremony will take place on Wednesday, October 15 from 4-8 p.m. at the Neenah Public Library.
Compassionate Fox Cities formed in 2011 and has since powered several initiatives to cultivate a compassionate culture for Fox Cities residents through organizing and sponsoring educational activities and special events while actively engaging and collaborating with corporations, other non-profits organizations and government. Miron was selected for the Season of Compassion Community Award because of its commitment to employee happiness, evident in the development of the Dream Project, wherein employees are encouraged and assisted in pursuing hobbies, talents or goals that they have always wanted to achieve.
“In the short time that the Miron Dream Project has been up and running, I have had the privilege of working with more than 39 team members as they pursue goals like saving money for travel, learning how to play the guitar and working on a community sustainability project,” said Carrie Garczynski, dream coach at Miron. “The Dream Project not only helps our team members on a personal level, but it has a ripple effect in their work life here at Miron as well as into the community. We understand that personal and professional lives flow into one another, and therefore, it makes perfect sense to incorporate this type of benefit into what we offer to our team members.
The Miron Dream Project was inspired by Matthew Kelly’s book The Dream Manager, which illustrates how companies can achieve remarkable results when they invest in helping their employees bring their personal dreams to life. Garczynski works with employees one-on-one to plan out steps toward their personal development with short- or long-term personal goals. The program is completely voluntary and is also confidential.
“Miron’s commitment to employees, shown in the implementation of its Dream Project this year, makes a positive difference with compassion and happiness organizationally in the region and showcases a model of community engagement worth recognizing,” said Jeanine Knapp of Sustainable Fox Cities. “Miron is speaking the language of compassion and we value that conversation.”