Using the Performance and Potential Grid

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As we’ve seen, there are a number of ways to evaluate your employees’ developmental needs. Your company’s human resource group may recommend specific tools, so it’s best to start by checking in with that group. If your organization does not recommend a preferred tool, consider using the following Performance and Potential Grid, a powerful tool we discuss in detail below.

Introducing the grid

As the name suggests, the Performance and Potential Grid helps you place an employee on a matrix in terms of his or her current performance and future potential value to the firm. Each of the nine cells in the matrix ...

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