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
    Why Canadian Companies Should Make it Easier for Dad to Stay Home, Too

    When their second daughter was born, two years after the first, Laura and Paul* decided they would both take leave to care for their children. Laura took maternity leave for the first six months.

    For the next four months, Dad took over. Paul cared for his infant daughter, encouraged the...

    August 7, 2013 by Donna McCready

  • Catalyzing
    European Maternity Leave Is Generous, but Equality Is Elusive

    During a recent four-city roundtable tour in London, Zurich, Amsterdam, and Madrid, Catalyst Europe considered how best to engage men in gender diversity efforts and discussions of masculinity in the workplace. We wanted to learn from men themselves what it’s going to take to move the needle...

    August 2, 2013 by Jeff Barth

  • Catalyzing
    Work-Life Balance Shouldn’t be for Parents Only

    Recent discussions of work-life balance have focused too much on the needs of the traditional nuclear family, while leaving a key demographic to the side: people without children. This category includes those at the beginning of their careers, men and women who can’t or choose not to have...

    July 22, 2013 by Conrad Liveris

  • Catalyzing
    Working Flexibly: Walking the Walk, Not Just Talking the Talk

    For many years, I ran my own business, providing freelance editorial and project management services to clients throughout North America, Europe, and Southeast Asia—all while never leaving the comfort of my home in rural New Hampshire, where I raised two children, neither of whom attended daycare...

    July 15, 2013 by Nancy Hendryx

  • Catalyst's report settles the debate about the value of flex work options versus face time.

    Date: 2013
    Region: Global
  • Catalyzing
    Flexibility at Work—What's Really Going On?

    Recent press coverage of flexible work options at major U.S. companies hasn’t been encouraging.

    Earlier this year, Yahoo, following Bank of America's flex-reducing footsteps, ended its telecommuting option. Just a week later, Best Buy terminated its decade-old flexible work program.

    But if you...

    July 8, 2013 by Anna Beninger

  • Catalyst Event
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    Workplace Effectiveness Program: How to Get More Done in Your Day

    Catalyst research shows that more companies across the globe are creating programs to optimize their employees’ work-life effectiveness. But what strategies can individuals implement? Paul Silverman, Founder and Managing Director of Integra Workshops, has been tackling these issues for...

    Date & Time:
    29 April 2013
    6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. ET
    Location:
    120 Wall Street, 15th Floor
    New York, NY 10005
  • Catalyzing
    More Face Time at Work? This Doesn’t Work for Me

    A recent memo from Yahoo! management calling for all virtual workers to begin working from the office has reignited the discussion surrounding work-life effectiveness and flexibility. Responses were rapid and widespread, from a Google exec who agreed with Yahoo’s new policy to Virgin CEO Richar...

    February 27, 2013 by Emily V. Troiano

  • Catalyzing
    Employers in India: Change Workplaces, Change Lives

    Today’s Take 5, based on conversations with representatives of Catalyst India member companies, includes recommendations for India-based organizations committed to advancing women in the workplace:

    #1: Safety is Essential

    Entering the 'campus' of a typical large global company—where anywhere...

    February 22, 2013 by Aarti Shyamsunder, PhD

  • Catalyst Event
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    Women in Leadership Event: Atlanta

    Deborah Gillis, Chief Operating Officer, speaks on the topic of gender diversity globally and the direction of Catalyst's future work at the Women in Leadership event hosted by UPS and Catalyst. This event will also feature an interview with Lisa Leslie, noted author, sports analyst, motivational...

    Date & Time:
    5 March 2013
    8:00 a.m.
    Location:
    UPS Headquarters
    55 Glenlake Parkway
    Atlanta, GA 30328