The Map of Key Capacities—drawn from the research literature—is a detailed representation of the network of the capacities that need to be in place at all levels of the system for effective data use.
All the capacities represented in the map operate in a mutually dependent and dynamic interaction. Effective data use will not be accomplished if only some parts of this map are in place in the system.
The map highlights the five Anchor Capacities (in green) that are foundational for data use:
The related capacity elements for each Key Capacity are shown in yellow. The text arrows express the nature of the relationship among the capacities. For example, the Key Capacity of Leadership is necessary to create a Culture of Collaboration for data use. In turn, a Culture of Collaboration supports a Culture of Inquiry.
The purpose of the Capacities Map is to illustrate the relationships between the essential elements of data use.
Specifically, the Capacities Map can be useful to: