Glossary definition

What is a 9 box grid in talent management?

A 9 box grid in talent management is a chart that’s often to map employees’ performance and potential on two axes.

The x (horizontal) axis shows performance (low, medium or high) and the y (vertical) axis shows potential (low, medium or high).

Assessing employees against these scales situates them in one of nine boxes on the chart.

It can be a good place to start when considering how to define talent in your organisation and to help decide how best to manage different employees to increase their engagement and value to your organisation.