Quarter of staff play games at work


About 24 per cent of white collar employees regularly play games while in the office, a new poll has revealed.

In addition, 14 per cent admitted to turning to casual games while in a business meeting or conference call, the survey by PopCap Games found.

Over half of white collar respondents said they played games in the office when they felt they needed a respite from work, while nearly two-thirds stated that they played games during official breaks.

Carly Drum, managing director of recruitment firm Drum Associates, claimed that the results were indicative of an increasingly 'technologically savvy' executive workforce.

'It's natural that some business executives would also look to casual videogames that they can play on their PC, mobile phone or BlackBerry during a work break, as a way to quickly relax and recharge their batteries, so to speak,' she explained.

Earlier this year, another PopCap Games survey found that nearly half of all casual game players are over the age of 50, with almost a fifth falling into the over-60 age group.ADNFCR-8000120-ID-18270577-ADNFCR