Create a 9 box grid for your company with 3 simple steps within minutes using our Excel template.
The 9-box grid is one of the most used talent management frameworks that considers an employee’s past performance and future potential to the company or an organization.
It is very popular due to its simplicity and effectiveness. If used correctly, it ensures a transparent and fair method of talent evaluation.
The objective of such a talent management tool is to
- Recognize and reward high performance & high potential employees
- Identify under-performing employees and take actions to correct course
- Have visibility to overall team strength and plan employee development
- Assist in succession planning
Now, let’s see the 3 steps.
1. Customize your 9 Box Grid
All the elements of the 9 Box Grid can be customized.
- Define 2 axes – Default are Performance and Potential
- Define 3 levels/categories for each axes – Default are Low, Moderate and High
- Define names for each of the 9 boxes
- Define Descriptions for each of the 9 boxes.
2. Entering Employee Data
You can enter employee data with attributes like Location, Department and more, which will come in handy when you want to analyze different sections of employees.
You can enter the rating of performance and potential for each employee.
3. Viewing 9 Box Grid
The 9 Box grid is automatically created.
You can view the number of employees and % of employees in each of the 9 boxes.
Another visual which makes it easy to compare the strength of each box.
You can also see the specific employees in each of the boxes.
You can filter the employees you want to analyze using the slicers provided. For example, you can look at one department at a time, or one manager at a time or any combination.
You can export the visuals into a PDF and share. They are also set up to be print-friendly if you need to print them.
Download a sample PDF
If you would like to see a sample 9 box grid created using the template, please click on link below for a PDF.
This is how you can have your own customized 9 box grid for your organization within minutes.