Emotional Agility

Emotional Agility has become increasingly necessary in an ever-evolving workplace, especially in a post-pandemic era, when a significant majority of an organization’s team can operate remotely. How individuals manage their emotions in the workplace has a profound effect on individual, team, and organizational success. Exude is uniquely experienced in offering training on Emotional Agility to maximize employee wellbeing and to maintain the company’s overall profitability.

What is emotional agility?

The concept of emotional agility was first introduced by Harvard Business Review, and it is the process of becoming mindful of your emotions without becoming trapped by them. At its core, emotional agility is self-acceptance despite the emotional difficulty you are experiencing.

While this may sound like emotional intelligence there’s an important difference. Emotional intelligence is defined as being in control of your emotions, while emotional agility is having emotional intelligence even when it is hard to do.

Emotional agility is necessary to have for both employees and an organization’s leadership. Even when the feelings you are experiencing are difficult, acknowledging how you feel in a productive way without letting your feelings control you allows you to channel emotional energy into positive action which is critical for employee wellbeing.

What can help you to grow your Emotional Agility?

Exude can offer your team training on Emotional Agility. Employees at all levels of the organization need emotional agility to manage negative emotions in a healthy and productive way. Our course will dive into self-awareness by inviting learners to be more curious about their emotions and learn how they can leverage their emotions to experience a greater sense of meaning and success.

Our learning objectives include:

  • Understand why it’s important to approach difficult emotions with a lens of curiosity vs. avoidance.
  • Explore adopted beliefs about emotions and effective coping techniques.
  • Gain self-awareness about why you feel the way that you do in difficult situations and how your emotions impact upon your performance.
  • Learn how to take action that aligns with personal values over emotions.

The Necessity for Developing Emotional Agility

Life is constantly changing whether we are prepared for it or not. And many times, these unexpected changes are not always ideal. In fact, unexpected changes can take a toll on our emotional health. Whether unexpected changes occur in the workplace or at home, it is important to quickly adapt to them to continue moving forward otherwise we risk creating new problems for ourselves and for others.

Getting lost in your feelings can cause Interpersonal relationships can suffer in several ways:

  • Your tone and words can become unnecessarily sharper which may cause offense.
  • Your patience can be too thin when interacting with others or facing work-related tasks
  • You also can misinterpret a colleague’s communication to you or to others

Without proper emotional agility, your employees and leadership could allow negative emotions to take control of their actions, communication, and decisions.

Interested in learning how to increase emotional agility within your employees? Contact us today!


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