The 9 box grid is one of the most well-known performance assessment tools. Companies use it to discover future leaders and those employees with high potential—think succession planning. The 9 box grid talent management tool is often used with data gleaned from performance reviews or other types of talent assessments. And while it may be an industry standard, HR administrators and managers should take a minute to review the potential and pitfalls of this performance assessment tool.
What is a 9 box grid?
The 9 box grid is used to evaluate a company’s talent pool on their potential and performance. The vertical axis indicates potential and the horizontal axis performance.