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.

  • Catalyst Event
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    Catalyst Europe Roundtable: Amsterdam

    Caroline Pickard, Catalyst Europe Ambassador for the Nordic Region and Sibylle Rupprecht, Executive Director, Catalyst Europe will guide a discussion on recent findings from Catalyst's report, The Great Debate: Flexibility vs. Face Time–Busting Myths Behind Flexible Work Arrangements. This...

    Date & Time:
    17 October 2013
    11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. CET
    Location:
    Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Speakers Bureau
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    Moody's Lunch & Learn

    Meryle Mahrer Kaplan, PhD, Senior Vice President and Consultant, Global Member Services, will lead a presentation about workplace flexibility during a lunch and learn hosted by Moody’s. The event will take place in New York.

    Date & Time:
    21 November 2013
    Location:
    New York, NY
  • Speakers Bureau
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    WIN Program

    Meryle Mahrer Kaplan, PhD, Senior Vice President and Consultant, Global Member Services, will lead a presentation about workplace flexibility at the WIN Program. The event will be sponsored by Deloitte and Amex.

    Date & Time:
    16 October 2013
    Location:
    New York, NY
  • Catalyzing
    Making the Case for Flexibility, One Manager at a Time

    “Changing Workplaces Changing Lives” is a great goal and mission, and it certainly helps one get out of bed in the morning. But as someone working in research—Catalyst’s “behind the scenes” side—I can tell you I’m not always on the front lines when it comes to seeing that change in action....

    August 21, 2013 by Emily Cohen

  • 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