In a brief chat with @daviding recently, I asked him to recall for me the phrasing of a question I’ve heard him ask a few times:
“Which comes first, process or structure?”
He also added:
“This is in most of my lectures when I’m discussing the basic Ackoff definitions of function, structure, process (and now I’ve added behaviour)”
David’s response lead me to create this topic, to explore follow-up questions more openly. How are the concepts in this set of 4 defined? How are they different from each other, how do they relate?