Let Me Fit You Into Our Grid (Dumb-Ass Stupid Management)
Here’s a request from a reporter that appeared today in my inbox:
|“I am seeking HR professionals at organizations who are using the ‘9-box grid’ method to assess employee potential and manage their development. The article will cover what the tool is, how it is used, advantages/disadvantages, and anecdotes from organizations using the tool. I am interested in arranging an interview in the next two weeks.
How would you like your performance to be reduced to a “nine box grid,” to make it easier to label you and categorize you? Wouldn’t it be helpful to know those folks behind the green curtain are passing judgment and assessing development need by stowing you as a person in the equivalent of a sock drawer?
But, don’t listen to me. I’m an INTJ, semi-mature, LOW K, expressive-reductive, upper left brain, quasi-romantic, GREEN. What can you expect from me? I’m probably in Grid 10.