Does the environment of a system consists of all of the factors which may separately or in combination change its state?
**Note**: A system can change its state only by its own operations. It can be irritated by its environment, which it constructs itself by distinguishing it**self** from it. -- Ralf Barkow (⇒ Anchor – *The User Need* brought me here.)
How does the communication between a system and its environment take place? Via transducers operating at the boundary between them? Does a disturbance in the environment must be taken into account by the system?
Are the environments of systems also conceptualized recursively? While we generally think of the natural world of air and water, flora and fauna, when we talk about "the environment," can the concept of environment be applied equally well to organizations, markets, political and cultural contexts, and abstract ideas?
# SOURCE Environment comes from an Old French word meaning to encircle or surround. Its early use was primarily to denote surrounding territories; more recently it has been frequently applied to biology and ecology. # EXAMPLES • the market for a product • the climate of public opinion in which a government initiative takes place • the state of the world economy on an export business • the internal state of a company when a group within suggests an innovation # NON-EXAMPLES • Opinion leaders who do not affect the opinions of the actual market • System behavior dose to the boundary which is misperceived to be in file environment • Behavior so for removed from a system as to have only a negligible effect # PROBABLE ERROR • not noticing when a boundary between a system and its environment has moved, • not making explicit the definitions of system and environment being used • misperceiving file boundaries in the well known saying 'God grant me the courage to change what ought to be changed, the patience to endure what cannot be changed and the wisdom to know the difference' # SEE System Boundary; Transducer; Openness in Systems
Everything outside an organism or organization that is essential for its survival and flourishing, including all the external threats.