The Nine-Box Grid for Talent Management

Assessing Team Member Performance and Potential

(Also known as the Performance and Potential Matrix)

The Nine-Box Grid for Talent Management

Identify your talented team members.

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People in your team may have a wide range of abilities.

For instance, some may be outstanding performers: they're definitely the "stars" of your organization. Or you might have people who could be star performers, if they had the right opportunities and training.

As a manager, you need to assess talent within your team. That way, you can give your people the training and development they need to reach their full potential. However, it can be a real challenge to evaluate talent objectively, which is why a tool like "the Nine-Box Grid for Talent Management" is so useful.

In this article we'll examine the Nine-Box Grid model, and discuss how to use it to develop your people.

About the Tool

The Nine-Box Grid for Talent Management (also known as the Performance and Potential Matrix), gives you a useful framework for evaluating your team members' talent.

Shown in figure 1, the X axis measures performance, while the Y axis measures potential.

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