How you can maintain productivity at work during the Pokémon Go hype
The Pokémon Go hype has taken over our phones by a storm and the popularity of the game is only increasing. According to Eric Wood, the average phone user is spending more time playing Pokémon than on Twitter or Facebook! The hype has not only become the talk of the town on every media outlet since the day of the launch, but the popularity of the game has caused many crashes to its servers seeing as it was the ‘number one app on both iOS and Android’ (Toby, Crowdstars).
Of course, there’s no doubt that there are some firms fearing that their employees are spending more time playing Pokémon than working because there’s a ‘Pokéstop’ nearby, but don’t worry, the Luxafor Blog summarises 4 ways in which you can maintain your productivity during the Pokémon Go hype...
1. Go hunting during your breaks
Rather than sitting by your desk all day, even during your breaks, you should use your breaks to go for a healthy walk to catch some Pokémon. Some employees ‘return from workouts refreshed and better focused on their jobs. Time lost on exercise is made back and more in terms of improved productivity” (Brian De Graft, TNW).
2. Put your phone away
As hard as it may be, you should try and put your phone in a drawer or in your bag to avoid any temptation saying ‘I’ll just catch one more Pokémon and then I’ll get back to work’
3. Make it social
The game has been known for bringing people together as it’s the most popular topic of conversation these days, hence improving the union between co-workers. People have actually bonded and chatted more to their colleagues, which shows the benefits of playing the game, so why hunt alone?
4. Play on your way to work
The commute to work can be very tedious, and majority of us hate the travelling. However, if you’ve been playing Pokémon on your way to the office and you’ve caught something good, you immediately have had a good start to the day, which can reflect the way you come into work every morning hence being more productive and who doesn’t love a happy employee?