9-Box Model

What is the 9-box model?

The 9-box model often called the 9-box grid, is a method for analyzing, visualizing, and comparing employee job performance and potential. This easy-to-use performance map is a talent management tool that assists HR and managers in identifying and proactively preparing individuals for future jobs.

How do you do a 9-box assessment?

A 9-box grid can be made in three stages.

  1. Evaluate employee performance

The performance level of each employee included in the first phase is graded as low, moderate, or high. Performance can be measured in various ways, and companies typically leverage their existing infrastructure and processes to assess employee performance.

  1. Evaluate the potential of your employees

Each employee's potential is categorized as low, moderate, or high. Employees' potential is characterized by how much they are expected to grow, their eagerness to learn, and their capacity to apply their knowledge to on-the-job behaviors.

  1. Create a 3x3 grid by combining performance and potential

After all, employees have been given a low, moderate, or high score on both performance and potential. They are divided into one of nine groups based on their performance capabilities and potential.

What is the purpose of the 9-box?

The purpose of using the 9-box grid is to identify leadership potential. Training for higher-level leadership positions includes leadership development, performance coaching, mentorship, and other feedback methods, including regular 360-degree evaluations.