As organisations get larger, decision makers become increasingly removed from the palpable consequences of their actions. It is not surprising that the sense of personal responsibility drops.

In smaller businesses, personal responsibility is visceral: if I hurt people, I see their hurt. If the company goes bankrupt, I go bankrupt.

Legislation can only attempt to minimise the temptation to do harm. The only sustainable change is probably to connect decision makers more directly with the actual impact of their decisions, and take apart the cocoon of abstracted figures and charts.