Alan Colquitt

Affiliate Research Scientist

Alan Colquitt is a seasoned scientist and practitioner with more than 30 years of improving organizations. He is evidence-based, relying on research, data, and science to drive decisions about people, people practices and organizational practices. He is a macro thinker, well versed in strategy development, strategy implementation, capability development, and organization diagnosis, development, design, and change. He understands the context within which changes in HR strategy, systems and programs must fit.

Alan has extensive experience studying, researching and developing solutions across many areas of talent management and organization effectiveness: Attraction; recruiting and screening; employee value proposition; hiring effectiveness; engagement; retention; diversity and inclusion; high performance; innovation; team and alliance effectiveness; leadership (identification, selection and development); performance management; and pay-for-performance. He also has extensive knowledge of the external HR landscape with decades of experience working with many consulting firms, technology firms, research institutions, and HR think tanks.

Alan is an author, blogger, teacher and frequent speaker at conferences and special events. He is the author of “Next Generation Performance Management: The Triumph of Science over Myth and Superstition”, published in August of 2017. Alan earned his Ph.D. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from Wayne State University. He is an adjunct faculty member in the Psychology department and the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University – Purdue University at Indianapolis (IUPUI).

Recent Research

It’s Rating Season. Time to Play “The Game”

Alan Colquitt, Ph.D. It’s that time of year again, time for the most important part of performance management. It’s rating season. The time for playing nice is over—for optimistic plans, feedback, coaching, and development.

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Remove the Shackles from Performance Management so it can Serve your Business

According to recent Gallup statistics, 95% percent of managers are dissatisfied with their Performance Management systems and only 14% of employees feel PM helps them improve.

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Size Doesn’t Matter. Some Comments on the United Airline Bonus Lottery

Alan Colquitt, Ph.D. comments about United Airline’s move to replace their bonus system with a lottery.

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