Be Effective

What Is Effective?

Effective workplaces recognize that employees are an organization’s greatest resource and make a critical difference in the organization’s ability to not merely survive, but to thrive. To be truly effective, a workplace—its design, practices and policies—must benefit both the organization and its employees.

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Since 2002, Families and Work Institute has engaged in a research journey to define the elements that make up effective workplaces. Based on our 2008 National Study of the Changing Workforce data, we have identified six criteria of effective workplaces that include both work and non-work factors, all of which benefit both the employee and the organization.