Nine Box Grid Research Executive Summary

By: Jane Yarnall and Dan Lucy

The Nine Box Grid is now a widely used tool for identifying talent within an organisation, particularly in large organisations. Despite its widespread use by the HR community, anecdotally we have heard HR practitioners express frustration with the Nine Box. We also have heard quite diverse views about people’s experience of using the tool. Much of the research on the grid tends to look from the ‘outside in’ on the process. This research report takes a different view, looking from the ‘inside out’, exploring the experiences of employees using the grid to rate others and/or being rated on the grid themselves.

This executive summary highlights the key findings from the research report which is available to purchase from our website.

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