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
  • Catalyst Event
    US Webinar: Lessons Learned: An In-Depth Look at Innovative Practices

    Listen to the recording.

    Change is happening all around us. Significant shifts in the demographic composition of the labor force, the blinding speed of innovation and technological advances, as well as human rights and corporate social responsibility initiatives, present challenges and...

    Date & Time:
    23 April 2015
    11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. EDT
    3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. UTC
  • Catalyzing
    Tips for Staying Healthy at Work in the New Year

    It seems like just yesterday when I couldn’t care less about my diet, how much I exercised, or how late I stayed out because no matter what, I could still function properly at work (ah, youth!). But recently I’ve become more conscious of how my body and mind respond to how I take care of...

    January 7, 2015 by Jean Choi

  • Catalyzing
    German Mothers Deserve Work-Life Balance!

    At a recent Catalyst Europe roundtable in Dusseldorf, Isabelle Kürschner, PhD, Catalyst Consultant to the Germanic Region, led a lively discussion on flexible work arrangements. She says that the real challenge in Germany is for organizations to show mothers (and fathers) that they can be...

    December 3, 2014 by Isabelle Kürschner, PhD

  • Catalyzing
    Dad: He’s Not the Babysitter

    How many of you have heard, “Oh is dad babysitting the kids today?” Or, “Isn’t it sweet that dad is spending time with the baby today at the park?” How many of you have seen dads get special looks or attention at the grocery store, at the playground, or at a restaurant? Or even better, receive...

    November 24, 2014 by Julie S. Nugent

  • Catalyst Event
    Catalyst Canada Roundtable: Flexibility at Work: Toronto

    In today’s increasingly globalized, technology-charged world, the typical office workplace has drastically changed, forcing employees to change with it. Workplace flexibility has never been more important. It’s no longer just a nice to have; it’s a vital strategic business tool that most...

    Date & Time:
    2 December 2014
    8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. EST
    ADP Canada
    3250 Bloor St West – 16th Floor
    Etobicoke, ON M8X 2X9
  • 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.


    September 26, 2014 by Catalyst