Work-Life Effectiveness

Work-Life  effectiveness is a talent management strategy that fosters strong performance for both individuals and organizations over the long-term by promoting work environments that are capable of responding to changes in business needs quickly, creatively, and efficiently while providing employees the control they need to work smarter, address their non-work priorities, and be resilient and effective.

  • Catalyzing
    Working Flexibly: Walking the Walk, Not Just Talking the Talk

    For many years, I ran my own business, providing freelance editorial and project management services to clients throughout North America, Europe, and Southeast Asia—all while never leaving the comfort of my home in rural New Hampshire, where I raised two children, neither of whom attended daycare...

    July 15, 2013 by Nancy Hendryx

  • Catalyst's report settles the debate about the value of flex work options versus face time.

    Date: 2013
    Region: Global
  • Catalyzing
    Flexibility at Work—What's Really Going On?

    Recent press coverage of flexible work options at major U.S. companies hasn’t been encouraging.

    Earlier this year, Yahoo, following Bank of America's flex-reducing footsteps, ended its telecommuting option. Just a week later, Best Buy terminated its decade-old flexible work program.

    But if you...

    July 8, 2013 by Anna Beninger

  • Catalyst Event
    Workplace Effectiveness Program: How to Get More Done in Your Day

    Catalyst research shows that more companies across the globe are creating programs to optimize their employees’ work-life effectiveness. But what strategies can individuals implement? Paul Silverman, Founder and Managing Director of Integra Workshops, has been tackling these issues for...

    Date & Time:
    29 April 2013
    6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. ET
    120 Wall Street, 15th Floor
    New York, NY 10005
  • Catalyzing
    More Face Time at Work? This Doesn’t Work for Me

    A recent memo from Yahoo! management calling for all virtual workers to begin working from the office has reignited the discussion surrounding work-life effectiveness and flexibility. Responses were rapid and widespread, from a Google exec who agreed with Yahoo’s new policy to Virgin CEO Richar...

    February 27, 2013 by Emily V. Troiano

  • Catalyzing
    Employers in India: Change Workplaces, Change Lives

    Today’s Take 5, based on conversations with representatives of Catalyst India member companies, includes recommendations for India-based organizations committed to advancing women in the workplace:

    #1: Safety is Essential

    Entering the 'campus' of a typical large global company—where anywhere...

    February 22, 2013 by Aarti Shyamsunder, PhD

  • Catalyst Event
    Women in Leadership Event: Atlanta

    Deborah Gillis, Chief Operating Officer, speaks on the topic of gender diversity globally and the direction of Catalyst's future work at the Women in Leadership event hosted by UPS and Catalyst. This event will also feature an interview with Lisa Leslie, noted author, sports analyst, motivational...

    Date & Time:
    5 March 2013
    8:00 a.m.
    UPS Headquarters
    55 Glenlake Parkway
    Atlanta, GA 30328
  • Catalyzing
    Bottom Line on Work-Life Effectiveness

    A CEO on Catalyst’s Board of Directors recently told me, “The business world is 24/7/365—people are not.” In managing her employees, she works from that mindset. She places more value on their levels of engagement and productivity and less emphasis on the hours they log at their desks.


    February 9, 2010 by Ilene H. Lang

  • Catalyzing
    C This

    Strike up the band! ForbesWoman called Catalyzing “an insightful blog,” and named it and the Catalyst website to its roster of the top 100 websites for women. Toronto hosted an inaugural G(irls) 20 Summit. Australia swore in its first female Prime Minister. Good news galore in this edition, but...

    June 28, 2010 by Ilene H. Lang