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
    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
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    Webinar: Working Flexibly in the Real World

    Workplace flexibility has never been more important. It’s no longer just nice to have; it’s a vital strategic business tool that most organizations need to have in order to maximize talent. Join Anna Beninger and Liz Mulligan-Ferry, both Directors in Catalyst’s Research department, for an...

    Date & Time:
    30 October 2014
    11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. EST
  • Catalyst Event
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    Webinar: Working Flexibly in the Real World

    Workplace flexibility has never been more important. It’s no longer just nice to have; it’s a vital strategic business tool that most organizations need to have in order to maximize talent. Join Anna Beninger and Liz Mulligan-Ferry, both Directors in Catalyst’s Research department, for an...

    Date & Time:
    30 October 2014
    11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. EST
  • Catalyzing
    Mothers Need More Than Cards and Flowers

    Sunday was my fourth Mother’s Day—and in addition to my family, I celebrated the fact that one of the largest public university systems in the country has finally adopted a parental accommodation policy for its several thousand doctoral students. Crucially, this policy is sex-neutral and applies...

    May 14, 2014 by Catherine X

  • Speakers Bureau
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    P. inc.’s Women Returning to Work Panel: Bangalore

    Shachi Irde, Executive Director, Catalyst India WRC, will speak on a panel that explores how stay-at-home moms transition back into the workforce. The event, which is being hosted by P.inc. will feature a group of women who have successfully returned to work after starting a family. The panel...

    Date & Time:
    25 April 2014
    10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
    Location:
    Bangalore, India
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    Overcoming the Stigma of Flextime: Palo Alto

    Technology has drastically changed the typical office workplace. Successful companies 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 solutions for...

    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