Project #55866 - HR Mgmt: Using the 9-Box Grid to Fill Succession Gaps

If pictures can “speak a thousand words,” what can a snapshot of an employee do? Nine-box grids offer employers a way to illustrate an employee’s job performance in the context of the specific skills, work ethic, and competencies that an organization is seeking. The 9-box grid also has the ability to track an employee’s current performance, as well as his or her potential for growth and development.

An employee’s placement in the 9-box grid can provide insight into whether that employee is a star achiever, a solid asset, or an inadequate performer. Nine-box grids can be used to identify high-potential employees, as well as those who have the talent and competencies to be promoted into key positions and leadership roles within an organization. Like the 360-degree assessment, the 9-box grid is often used for identifying and developing internal successors, and has the same ethical and systematic drawbacks as the 360-degree assessment.

In this week’s Assignment, appraise the use of 9-box grids to fill succession gaps. Before completing this Assignment, review the articles titled “On the Grid” (attached) and “Power Saw or Utility Knife: What Kind of Tool Is Your 9 Box?” (optional resources). Then, use the scenario below to determine how you would use a 9-box grid to rate chief executive officer (CEO) performance in the organization that you chose for your Course Project, Wal-Mart.

Scenario 
As the board of directors examines your 360-degree assessment proposal, you have decided to explore another performance review tool, the 9-box grid, which could help your organization effectively fill succession gaps. You have heard a lot about the 9-box grid, and would like to examine its ability to accurately portray an employee’s current and potential contribution to the organization. As such, you have decided to create a 9-box grid for the last two CEOs in your organization, Wal-Mart.

First, you review the biographies of at least five of the past CEOs to determine the competencies needed to successfully fill such a prominent position. Then you complete a 9-box grid for the last two CEOs of your organization. By applying this tool to previous CEOs, you hope to determine if the 9-box grid method should be included in your succession planning for the future.

To complete this Assignment, respond to the following in a 2- to 4-page APA style paper:

·         Analyze the use of 9-box grids to fill succession gaps.

o    Summarize the competencies required of the CEO position.

§  Explain whether the competencies of two of the last five CEOs aligned with the core competencies of the position. Include information about their previous position and/or previous company.

o    Use the 9-box grid to “rate” the two former CEOs.

§  Include each 9-box grid in your paper by making a table similar to those found in your own research or this week’s Learning Resources.

·         Cite specific references to the information gathered about the organization that you chose for your Course Project, and the information on each CEO.

o    Describe whether 9-box grids can be successful in identifying and retaining high-potential employees.

 

 

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Due By (Pacific Time) 02/06/2015 01:00 pm
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