No would seem like the obvious answer- ‘games’ are not for the work environment but a sensible work ethic is, and Pokemon Go would not seem to fall under that bracket. Even when it should appear obvious that employees understand the barriers when it comes to gaming in the work place, these barriers don’t seem to apply to this new gaming sensation. In fact some companies have had to take action by banning Pokemon Go.
Boeing, an American Multi-National Aircraft manufacturing company, has taken such action. 9to5Mac had reported that the game was being installed on more than 100 work phones at a large aerospace company, and that one employee almost got hurt due to distraction by the game. Soon after it was made clear that the company was Boeing- both safety and dedicated work time are essential so the answer to these problems was to ban the game.
Even if you’re not a fan, you are most probably at least a part of the gaming craze. Pokémon Go lets players hunt for virtual creatures from Nintendo’s Pokémon universe in real physical space, thanks to the augmented-reality and GPS capabilities that are available on today’s smartphones.
Do you think Pokemon-Go should be given the OK by all employers?