9Box Toolkit: How To Create And Use The 9Box In Performance
May 21, 2020
The 9 Box Grid is a simple, yet powerful tool that can be used to support all aspects of the Succession Planning Process – from assessment and talent review through development and talent planning.
The 9 Box Grid is a matrix; the 9 boxes in the matrix are defined as a result of the relationship between Performance and Potential when both attributes are defined at three levels (e.g., Low, Medium, High).
Clearly defining both Performance and Potential at all three levels will provide a common language and set of standards by which talent can be discussed, assessments can be calibrated, and succession planning decisions made.
Talent review discussions now will be more
The x-axis out here represents Performance and the y-axis represents Potential. Explanation of each box is as follows:
Enigma (Potential Gem): High Potential / Low Performance
Growth (High Potential): High Potential / Moderate performance
Future Leaders (Star): High Potential / High Performance
Trusted (Solid Performer): Low Potential / High performance
Customize parameters of the 2 dimensions, based on organization’s need. Eg – Potential, Performance, Skill, Values etc.
Ability to create 9 Box as well as 16 Box
Rename labels of each grid in the 9 Box
Define scale in each dimension
Enable or Disable 9 Box in a performance cycle – ( You can disable in Half Yearly review but enable in Final Review)
Step 1: Go to Performance Design Step 2: Click on the Configure Feedback Tools Step 3: Come down to section 9Box Configuration Step 4: Enter your desired Parameters for the X and Y-axis
Step 1: Go to Performance Review Step 2: Select Review Step 3: Go to 9Box section Step 4: View the 9Box insights along with the parameters you have entered
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