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
    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
    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.
    UPS Headquarters
    55 Glenlake Parkway
    Atlanta, GA 30328
  • Catalyzing
    Bottom Line on Work-Life Effectiveness

    A CEO on Catalyst’s Board of Directors recently told me, “The business world is 24/7/365—people are not.” In managing her employees, she works from that mindset. She places more value on their levels of engagement and productivity and less emphasis on the hours they log at their desks.


    February 9, 2010 by Ilene H. Lang

  • Catalyzing
    C This

    Strike up the band! ForbesWoman called Catalyzing “an insightful blog,” and named it and the Catalyst website to its roster of the top 100 websites for women. Toronto hosted an inaugural G(irls) 20 Summit. Australia swore in its first female Prime Minister. Good news galore in this edition, but...

    June 28, 2010 by Ilene H. Lang

  • 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

  • Catalyzing
    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

  • Catalyzing
    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

  • Catalyzing
    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

  • Catalyzing

    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