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.

  • Report
    Two Careers, One Marriage: Making it Work in the Workplace

    Intended for employers, working couples, and corporate and government policymakers, this report documents the increase in the number of dual-career couples and makes recommendations for workplace changes. Included are recommendations for employees in achieving good work/life balance, and for...

    Date: January 20, 1998
    Region: United States
  • Report
    A New Approach to Flexibility: Managing the Work/Time Equation

    This study documents and evaluates the effectiveness of part-time work arrangements from the perspectives of various stakeholders in two corporations and two professional firms. The study’s findings led to the development of a new way of thinking about flexible work arrangements and a new...

    Date: November 19, 1997
    Region: United States
  • Report
    Making Work Flexible: Policy to Practice

    is a practical, comprehensive guide that shows organizations and managers how to implement and manage flexible work arrangements in corporations and professional firms. The study focuses on the business case, which provides strong motivation for adopting flexibility, and provides extensive...

    Date: February 6, 1996
    Region: United States
  • Catalyzing
    How Flex Worked for My Family

    Earlier this month, I had the pleasure of travelling to Toronto to attend our annual Catalyst Canada Honours Conference and Dinner. After returning from my year-long parental leave this fall, I was eager to reconnect with my colleagues and member contacts as well as learn from the various...

    October 21, 2014 by Erin Leonty

  • Catalyzing
    Part 3: What Does Having It All Mean to You?

    On Tuesday, we heard from our very own Krista Brookman, Vice President, Inclusive Leadership Initiative, Catalyst, about what “having it all” means to her.

    Yesterday, in part 2 of this series on “having it all,” we heard from some of Krista’s colleagues, friends, and relatives.

    Today,...

    September 26, 2014 by Catalyst

  • Catalyzing
    Part 2: What Does Having It All Mean to You?

    Yesterday we heard from our very own Krista Brookman, Vice President, Inclusive Leadership Initiative, Catalyst, about what “having it all” means to her.

    Below, in part two of this series on “having it all,” we hear from some of Krista’s colleagues, friends, and relatives. Tune in tomo...

    September 25, 2014 by Catalyst

  • Catalyzing
    Part 1: Having It All Means Appreciating All You Have

    Today we’ll hear from our very own Krista Brookman, Vice President, Inclusive Leadership Initiative, Catalyst, about what “having it all” means to her. Krista took the initiative not only to share her own compelling story, but to interview dozens of colleagues, friends, and relatives as well....

    September 24, 2014 by Krista Brookman

  • Catalyzing
    In Today’s Japan, Fathers Are Beginning to Do Their Part

    Recently, I was back home in my native Japan—I currently live and work in the United States—catching up with family and friends. I hadn’t seen some of my friends in seven years, so I was obviously looking forward to spending time with them. But having recently worked on Catalyst’s The...

    September 2, 2014 by Makiko Ishizawa

  • Catalyzing
    I Thought I Would Have an Equal Home—Then I Had a Child

    Most young men and women today want—or at least claim to want—egalitarian relationships. When asked, most college students will say that when they get married, everything, from child-rearing to household management, will be shared 50-50.

    Yet when confronted with the realities of work and...

    August 5, 2014 by Jeanine Prime, PhD

  • Catalyst Event
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    Catalyst Europe Roundtable: Successfully Managing Flexible Work Arrangements

    Technology has drastically changed the typical office workplace. Successful companies and firms now focus on productivity and results rather than face time and hours worked. Catalyst’s work-life effectiveness research and tools offer information about the barriers and myths to progress and...

    Date & Time:
    19 September 2014
    11:30 – 14:00 CET
    Location:
    Dusseldorf, Germany