Aldiss, Brian. "Total Environment." Galaxy Feb. 1968. Rpt. Sociology through Science Fiction. John W. Milstead et al., eds. New York: St. Martin's, 1974.
The people in the "Total Environment" are inside an "Ultra-High Density Research Establishment," are explicitly associated with "bees in a hive" (Milstead rpt. 394)—but the Total Environment may be less mechanized than the bureaucrats running its literal machinery.