Emotional fitness at the workplace Journal Article uri icon


  • What do we mean by emotional fitness? What are we talking about when we refer to “organizational and work force emotional fitness?” Emotional fitness is a new term that is intended to bring together typical aspects of physical fitness — traditionally considered in the domains of cardiorespiratory and metabolic health, body composition, strength, flexibility and agility — with the mental and emotional aspects of human performance. Here, we define emotional fitness as a state of being that represents a dynamic balance between managing essential needs, cultivating feelings of belonging and purpose, and flourishing at the individual level. From an organizational perspective, emotional fitness in the workplace is achieved when a company cultivates workers’ essential needs, belonging, purpose, and opportunities to help employees thrive.

publication date

  • 2017