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.

  • Practice
    The Northern Trust Company—Sustained Leadership Commitment: Diversity at Work

    Senior management of The Northern Trust Company recognizes the role played by a diverse workforce in achieving unrivaled client service and superior financial and operating performance. Beginning in the late 1980’s, Northern’s has enabled the company to identify, develop, and assign the best...

  • Report
    Women Scientists in Industry: A Winning Formula for Companies

    This study identifies the factors in the corporate culture that contribute to or impede the retention, development, and advancement of women scientists in corporations.

  • 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
  • Catalyst Event
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    The Stigma of Flextime: East Palo Alto

    Technology has drastically changed the typical office workplace. Successful companies now focus on productivity and results. Catalyst’s work-life effectiveness research and tools offer information about the barriers and myths to progress and solutions for companies to offer flexible options.

    Pl...

    Date & Time:
    5 June 2014
    8:00 a.m – 10:00 a.m.
    Location:
    DLA Piper
    2000 University Avenue
    East Palo Alto, CA 94303
  • Catalyzing
    The Woman I Admire Most Never Had It All

    As a young child, Tuesdays and Thursdays were my favorite days. While the enticingly sweet chocolate chip cookies were an added bonus, the real treat was getting to spend the afternoon with my mother, who was always willing to put down her pile of legal papers to talk junior high crushes. Back...

    February 12, 2014 by Diana Denza

  • Catalyzing
    Attention, Companies: Don Draper’s Days Are Numbered

    The US President said many things in his State of the Union address on Tuesday. But it was his impassioned plea for workplace equality that really stood out to me, as Catalyst’s President & CEO:

    Today, women make up about half our workforce. But they still make 77 cents for every dollar a man...

    February 3, 2014 by Deborah Gillis

  • Catalyzing
    Fathers Are Parents, Too

    I’ve had the privilege of being an at-home dad for over eight years. It's a privilege because my wife and I are financially stable enough for me to work without a paycheck. It’s a privilege because I’ve been able to battle through my own internal conflicts, society's gender stereotypes, certain...

    November 21, 2013 by Matt Schneider

  • Catalyst Event
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    Catalyst Europe Roundtable: Zurich

    What does the workplace of the future look like? How relevant is the topic of flexible working to an organization’s ability to attract and retain diverse talent now – and five years from now? Catalyst Europe is pleased to invite you to a member roundtable discussion hosted by Zurich Insurance....

    Date & Time:
    24 January 2014
    12:00 – 15:00 CET
    Location:
    Zurich