Approximately 53% of employees who play Pokemon Go admit do so during working hours, according to a recent survey by Qualtrics.
The company, which is one of the world’s largest specialists in employee engagement, surveyed 500 British Pokemon Go players, with 27% of those surveyed saying they play between three and five hours at work a week.
 
In addition, 15% of workers mentioned that they play the game at work for seven or more hours every week.
 
According to the research, not only are UK workers relaxed about playing Pokemon Go at work, 33% said that they would be happy to share their love of Pokemon Go with their bosses too. 
 
Alarmingly, people who regularly play thought that up to 60% of their fellow gamers play while driving, with 1 in 10 players confessing to having been stopped by police while playing the game when driving.
 
Speaking about the results, UK Director of Qualtrics, Ian McVey, said that Pokemon Go is likely to be, "more of an issue" for employers whose staff are more likely to work outside the office than for those who are desk bound.  
 
"With new versions of the game to come, employers should consider the implications on productivity. They will be weighing up the balances between workplace flexibility and security, for mobile, home and office based workers," he explained. 
 
"That said, consumer technology may have a significant role to play in workplace learning and development. Pokemon Go can be said to have merit in using a sense of fun with which to introduce the concept of augmented and virtual reality,” he concluded.