Are we using mental health as a get out of jail free card? Michelle Berg shares an example of an employee who avoided being held accountable by returning with a doctor’s note. As a result the issues of accountability and expectations can’t be challenged and we can’t help the person get better at their job. Could this have been avoided? What would happen if we just stopped being scared. Along the way Michelle shares her own experiences with working in (and contributing to) a toxic work environment, why terminations should be the easiest thing you do and how sometimes HR gets a bad rap … and why it’s well deserved.

Michelle Berg is the organizer of DisruptHR Calgary on Thursday Nov 17 at 5:00 pm MST, which coincidentally will feature both Russell and Ken speakers. 

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