What is a consultant without a grid?
2×2 grids are part of the toolkit of almost any consultant. There are many HR related grids, and we have collected a few for your inspiration and entertainment. And not only 2×2’s.
Examples of HR grids
The Action Priority matrix
One of my favourites. Also called the impact x effort matrix. My version looks a bit different: the best is low effort/ high impact.
Blake Mouton Managerial Grid
The good old grid of Blake & Mouton, in two shapes. I still like “Country Club Management”.
CEO & HR maturity/value matrix
Mature CEO and Mature HR, raise your hand if this resembles your situation.
Conflict Handling Modes
Dilemma Reconciliation (Trompenaars)
Great model by Fons Trompenaars cs, not used enough.
Douglas & Wildavsky’s Typology of Worldviews
Effectiveness of HR strategies
The Eisenhower Decision Matrix
I didn’t know it was called the Eisenhower Decision Matrix. Delegation does not seem to be good.
Read: Get rid of the 9-grid
Performance framework Jack Welch
I could not find a higher resolution, apologies. This model never really worked.
Power-Interest stakeholder matrix
The 7 levels of HR integration unto the intranet
A classic. Deserves a place in the HR Canon.
Have a look at the video “How the Ulrich model was misused“.
This post is a joint production with The Museum of HR
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