Today’s workforce wants more flexibility. Both women and men want greater control over their work hours. In this report, Catalyst, the premier organization for expanding opportunities for women at work, explains a different kind of workplace flexibility called Work Life Effectiveness, WLE. It creates an agile work environment that can respond to changes in business needs quickly, creatively, and efficiently. At the same time, WLE provides employees with the control they need to work smarter and to address their non-work priorities. This is a great win-win approach to workforce optimization.