One of Senge's five learning disciplines for the learning organization: "reflecting upon, and continually clarifying, and improving our internal pictures of the world, and seeing how they shape our actions and decisions." (Senge et al., Fieldbook, p.6)
A group or network of interrelated concepts that reflect conscious or subconscious perceptions of reality. These internal mental networks of meaning are constructed as people draw inferences and gather information about the world.
are deeply ingrained assumptions, generalisations, or even pictures or images that influence how individuals understand the world and take action.