“Work-life is the practice of providing initiatives designed to create a more flexible, supportive work environment, enabling employees to focus on work tasks while at work. It includes making the culture more supportive, adding programs to meet life event needs, ensuring that policies give employees as much control as possible over their lives, and using flexible work practices as a strategy to meet the dual agenda–the needs of both business and employees (Work & Family Connection, n.d.).”
“Work-life effectiveness is a specific set of organizational practices, policies, programs and a philosophy that recommends aggressive support for the efforts of everyone who works to achieve success both at work and at home (Alliance for Work-Life Progress, 2004).”

Work & Family Connection. (n.d.). What is work-life? Retrieved October 7, 2005, from Alliance for Work-Life Progress (AWLP) ( (2004).