Watching Clint Eastwood's excellent film, The Changeling, there are lots of lessons to be learned.
For many, the key lesson (from a film that shows elements of the LAPD of the 1920s in a terrible light) will be a familiar (and mightily important) one about the importance of human rights and the need to limit authoritarian power and watch any power creep or abuse with great vigilance.
For others, the main learning will be a reinforcement of the old truism that bad things happen when good people stand by and do nothing.
For me, a third lesson perhaps resonated the most, because what The Changeling exposes brilliantly are the impacts of systemic problems, cultural problems, poor communication and decision-making , and basic prejudiceon organisations and the people within them. Challenges, in other words, that exist in every major organisation around the world.
Facing up to those challenges is the only way to begin the journey to being a better business. Like any broken product, culture is something that needs to be fixed before you focus on promotion. It's just hard, so most organisations try to avoid it.