"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