The nine-box grid is a well-known talent management tool that divides employees into nine groups based on performance and potential. Managers frequently focus on these two factors when evaluating employee performance. First, how well they currently perform, and second, how well they are likely to achieve in the future (i.e., their growth potential). The 9-box grid offers a framework for managing all employees in a company. In the following sections, we will look at how to evaluate performance and potential. Then, we'll review how businesses can use the 9-box grid as a performance management tool.