Michael Parke

Assistant Professor of Organisational Behaviour

BA (Michigan) PhD (Maryland)

Dr Michael Parke’s research examines how organisations, teams and leaders can manage and use employee emotions and proactivity to improve creativity and overall effectiveness at work. His research, which has been published in the Journal of Applied Psychology and the Academy of Management Review, investigates how to foster a workplace climate that promotes creativity and encourages employees to speak up when problems arise without fear of negative repercussions.

Dr Parke’s fascination with maximising team strength extends beyond working hours – he has been an avid football player and coach for most of his life.



Distinguishing voice and silence at work: unique relationships with psychological safety, impact, and burnout

Sherf E N; Parke M R; Isaakyan S

Academy of Management Journal 2020 Online first


Two lessons for leaders who want to drive profound growth

Parke M R; Cable D

London Business School Review 2019


How to be happier at work

Parke M R

London Business School Review 2018

Research shows a simple way to increase your engagement at work

Parke M R; Weinhardt J.M

Harvard Business Review Digital Articles 2018

Trust me I’m in charge

Parke M R; Erickson T

London Business School Review 2018

When daily planning improves performance : the importance of planning type, engagement and interruptions

Parke M R; Weinhardt J M; Brodsky A; Tangirala S; DeVoe S

Journal of Applied Psychology 2018 Vol 103:3 p 300-312


Does it pay to let employees express their true feelings

Parke M R; Morris R

London Business School Review 2017

Role of affect climate in organizational effectiveness

Parke M; Seo M-G

Academy of Management Review 2017 Vol 42:2 p 334-360

Why negative emotions can spark creativity

Parke M; Morris R

London Business School Review 2017


Regulating and facilitating : the role of emotional intelligence in maintaining and using positive affect for creativity

Parke M; Seo M-G; Sherf E N

Journal of Applied Psychology 2015 Vol 100:3 p 917-934


Doing right versus getting ahead : the effects of duty and achievement orientations on employees’ voice

Tangirala S; Kamdar D; Venkataramani V; Parke M

Journal of Applied Psychology 2013 Vol 98:6 p 1040-1050

Teaching portfolio

Our teaching offering is updated annually. Faculty and programme material are subject to change.