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
    C This

    Do you want ketchup with your kroner? In Sweden, the Feminist Initiative party held a barbeque to highlight the gender wage gap. Forget about franks and burgers. They grilled up cash! One-hundred-thousand Swedish kronor went up in flames to protest the disparity between female and male wages....

    July 8, 2010 by Ilene H. Lang

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    Numbers Game

    Read the research—the numbers tell the whole story.

    A lot of ink has been spilled over a recent New York Times article which argued that childless women had careers that tracked men’s. “Women do almost as well as men today, as long as they don’t have children,” a Columbia University professor...

    August 10, 2010 by Ilene H. Lang

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    What Generation Gap?

    Are all Gen Ys hip to the latest technology? Are all baby boomers resistant to change? Of course not, these are stereotypes. But these biases can be just as damaging to an organization—and careers—as gender inequity.

    Case in point: My friend’s daughter told me the other day that her job as a...

    October 21, 2010 by Ilene H. Lang

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    The Motherhood Debate Trap

    I’m a mother, but being a mom doesn’t mean I have some magical skills non-mothers lack. Yet the “motherhood debate” rages on—especially during the election cycle.

    “I think my experience is one of the things that sets me apart as a candidate for Governor. First of all, being a mother,...

    November 1, 2010 by Ilene H. Lang

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    Work@Home

    Almost every weekday morning, messages with the subject “W@H” sprinkle my work email. In Catalyst-speak, this means “working from home today.” While emails like these might spike the blood pressure of managers at other organizations, for me, every “W@H” email is an indicator of just how...

    December 7, 2010 by Ilene H. Lang

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    Holiday Wishes

    To mark the end of 2010—and my final Catalyzing post until January 2011—I asked my colleagues at Catalyst what they wish for in the days ahead for women and work. Here are Catalyst’s top ten wishes for 2011:

    We wish for…

    10. Inclusive, agile work cultures that reward results rather than...

    December 22, 2010 by Ilene H. Lang

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    Snowpocolypse Now?

    The fierce blizzard that slammed the Northeast U.S. in the last days of 2010 reminded me of the importance of a few things: hot chocolate with marshmallows, a pair of thick waterproof boots, and a strong work-at-home business culture.

    Catalyst’s offices were closed for the holidays when the storm...

    January 4, 2011 by Ilene H. Lang