WorldWinner, an online game competition site, has released the results of a survey that suggests that casual gaming at work may actually increase overall productivity.
Of those polled, more than 80% said they feel more focused after gaming, 76% said their productivity improved, and 72% said they rely on game playing to reduce stress.
â€œWhen I need a break during the workday, I often turn to online skill games to recharge my brain,â€ said WorldWinner player Jeff R. â€œIâ€™ve found that taking a few minutes and challenging myself with a word game, puzzle, sports or card game can really boost my productivity; I return to work with a fresh perspective and improved creativity. Playing games can also get me revved up before starting a big project â€“ especially when I win!â€
And to put your employerâ€™s mind at ease, only 14% of those surveyed said then spend more than 30 minutes throughout the day playing games, and only 52% of those who play at work play during non-official break times.