Your enterprise — business, government agency, NGO, even your family or household — has, as its ultimate purpose, producing value — results, outcomes, and impact in some specific form, for example:
In order to achieve that purpose, and all the goals that support it, you take actions that are based on group decisions. The best decisions — those that produce optimal outcomes — are typically those that are based on the best knowledge (i.e., the most timely, most accurate, most relevant, etc.)
In short, there are direct linkages between (1) how your organization produces value and (2) how it acquires and processes knowledge — that is, how it “thinks”. The KVC framework describes these linkages.
You’re probably aware that there are other frameworks that have Data, Information, and Knowledge at base. We call these DIKx models — “x” being Wisdom or something equally lofty.
Several factors differentiate the KVC model:
As one client put it, “I thought [the KVC] was a really useful diagram due to [its showing] the actions needed to move through the stages and that it didn’t just stop at knowledge like a lot of the others.”
The KVC can help anyone—in any industry—who produces, manages, or uses information to help organizations achieve their strategic and tactical goals. The greatest benefits are typically experienced in:
Three easy steps will take you there: