In the study of social systems, we are becoming used to asking questions about the nature of the ‘language’ that systems use to manage and communicate with themselves and their environments. Essentially, the ‘language’ that a system uses will determine its picture of the world — its ‘reality’ — and consequently also the quality of its relationship with its particular environment. Contemporary concern with ecological problems has served to highlight this problem and has implied that our traditional philosophies of management are employing ‘languages’ which, in important respects, are out of joint with a balanced and mutually supportive relationship between system and environment.
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