18 December 2009

Longer Vacations = More Productivity

In Europe, 4 to 6 weeks of vacation are mandated by law. Compare that to the U.S., where we have no such mandates and are sometimes asked to give up our vacation time for a pressing project. According to Joe Robinson, author of Work to Live, those European countries with mandated vacation are all as productive or in some cases, more productive than the U.S. Studies have shown that when you do take time for vacations, your overall performance improves. Vacation time, which doesn't include "working vacations" of checking e-mail and still actually working, renews the spirit and provides fresh inspiration.

The news is worst for women workaholics. The Marshfield Clinic in Marshfield, WI conducted a study of 1500 working women and found that women who only had a vacation once in 6 years were twice as likely to report damaging problems to their health such as hypertension, anxiety, and depression, than women who took regular vacations each year.

02 December 2009

WIGI Happy Hour Hang Out

Attn Seattle!

Seattle Women in Games International is having a meet-up/greet-up Happy Hour on Tuesday Dec 8th at Post in Post Alley, Seattle, WA. 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

This meeting we will be focused on Social Games and Mobile Games/App's professionals, but all are welcome.

Bring a business card and relax with us -Leave the holiday nuttiness aside for a couple hours - Men and Women alike who are interested in the Women in Games groove.

One sponsor spot left for $300 is anyone wants to join in. We will also be taking suggestions for our 2010 panels at conferences at this and the next event.