Could spending time with our smartphones at work actually make us better workers? Now THIS is the kind of research we should be doing.

A recent article in the Harvard Business Review cited research suggesting that engaging in some activities we think are non-productive - such as small exercises - may be a smart way to spend time, particularly at work. One of those small exercises could even include...Angry Birds?

The research suggests that playing computer games could make you smarter and improve your productivity at work, according to scientists. In addition, games like Angry Birds make you a better problem solver, more collaborative and less likely to give up.

I can live with that. Game on!