One of the most important points to make about orgs is that they tend to develop internal cultures. In the case of many big organisations, including many corporations and governmental orgs, they develop a particular culture deliberately. Whether they do it deliberately or not a culture develops and within that particular attitudes and particular ethical practices.

Most organisations are top-down structures, so the culture does not develop as among a group of friends. How does vertical versus horizontal structure affect cultural development? Will having nice people at the top of top-down orgs solve ethical problems, or is there, as I suspect, something about top-down structure that undermines our ability to interact with people as full people? That is to say, if we see organisations putting people into boxes and dealing with us as things, or only temporarily treating us as people, is this down to structure, down to internal culture, down to wider economic organising, wider cultural practices, or something else?