PORTLAND, OR  - July 7, 2020 – Prialto, a Portland-based company that provides curated virtual administrative assistant services to executives, entrepreneurs and businesses, today released its first annual executive productivity report. The report provides detailed data on what executives are doing to stay productive, drawn from survey responses by 500 leaders across the U.S., United Kingdom, Australia and Canada.

Although there is a wealth of advice focused on how executives can increase productivity, there’s little data available to support whether those recommendations are effective in practice. Prialto’s report fills the gap by providing peer-to-peer insights into productivity strategies executives are using during the pandemic. Its findings include data on the types of projects executives are focusing on, the technology and tools they’re adopting and the tactics they’re using to stay productive.

After an initial poll of 500 executives in late 2019, Prialto re-launched its survey in May 2020 to gather additional data around how productivity has shifted since COVID-19. The final report showcases and compares data from both surveys. Key findings include:

  • 93% of executives believe they are on track to succeed, while only 7% are concerned that their business won’t survive the pandemic.
  • 57% of executives feel as though their work-life balance has increased over the last few months.
  • 75% of executives now use a productivity management system, compared to 57% pre-pandemic.

“At Prialto, our virtual assistants work every day to help high-performing executives increase their productivity and improve work-life balance, and we’ve learned a lot about what they need to be more effective,” Eric Taussig, CEO of Prialto, said. “This report puts data behind the observations we’ve made. As it is updated each year moving forward, it will help leaders understand how best to organize their actions and time for optimal results.”

Survey responses were gathered through Pollfish between May 23 and May 25, 2020, from executives with a minimum salary of $100,000 or the local equivalent. The full report can be found here.