by: Alex Eperjessy (via Business & Games)

"According to a new report from casual games developer/publisher PopCap Games, 'white collar' workers often play casual games while at work. PopCap's survey looked at 7,102 consumers, 40 percent of whom were identified as 'white collar' workers – these 2,842 respondents were employed in management, executive management, sales, accounting, medical, technical, consulting or administrative capacities." (via GameDaily).

  • 14 percent admitted they had played casual games during business meetings or conference calls, with two thirds (65 percent) of those saying they did so at least once a month.
  • 61 percent said they play during lunch or other official break periods.
  • 52 percent said they play "during my work day, when I need a short break."
  • 19 percent said they play "at the end of my work day, to unwind."
  • 11 percent said they play "at the beginning of my work day before I get started."
  • 53 percent said they play at work at least once a day.
  • 79 percent said they play at work several times a week or more.
  • 84 percent said they play casual games at work for between 15 and 60 minutes each day, on average.
  • 11 percent said they played casual games at work for an hour or more each day. 
  • There - so now you know what your employees are doing!

    (On the other hand, they also know what you're doing.)

    Original Post: http://www.futurelab.net/sites/default/files/bgblog/2007/09/casual_games_survey.html

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