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Report Writing

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Report Writing

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Report Writing

  1. 1. Report Writing Amir Saif amirsaiftaz@gmail.com
  2. 2. Management Series Amir Saif amirsaiftaz@gmail.com
  3. 3. Inspiration from Management Article Amir Saif amirsaiftaz@gmail.com
  4. 4. No creativity required Amir Saif amirsaiftaz@gmail.com
  5. 5. Use simple instruction and smart tools Amir Saif amirsaiftaz@gmail.com
  6. 6. Involve yourself and Learn Amir Saif amirsaiftaz@gmail.com
  7. 7. Become Master Amir Saif amirsaiftaz@gmail.com
  8. 8. Situation Amir Saif amirsaiftaz@gmail.com
  9. 9. Situation Imagine this scenario: You're a busy, upper- level manager, and you supervise several junior managers. Every quarter, each member of your managerial team has to give you a written report on his or her department's progress. This report details profits, costs, productivity, and recommendations for the next quarter Amir Saif amirsaiftaz@gmail.com
  10. 10. How to handle Situation? Reading all of these reports takes days, but what's even more frustrating is that they're all completely different. Some of your managers put the data and statistics right at the beginning, while others use appendices at the end. Some don't include an executive summary, or a section with details about recommendations for the next quarter. Amir Saif amirsaiftaz@gmail.com
  11. 11. How to handle Situation? Use easy and simple standard format Amir Saif amirsaiftaz@gmail.com
  12. 12. Standard format = Business Report Format Amir Saif amirsaiftaz@gmail.com
  13. 13. Standard format Headings 1. Title Page (or Title Section) Amir Saif amirsaiftaz@gmail.com
  14. 14. Standard format Headings 2. Executive Summary Amir Saif amirsaiftaz@gmail.com
  15. 15. Standard format Headings 3. Methodology Amir Saif amirsaiftaz@gmail.com
  16. 16. Standard format Headings 4. Introduction Amir Saif amirsaiftaz@gmail.com
  17. 17. Standard format Headings 5. Main Body Amir Saif amirsaiftaz@gmail.com
  18. 18. Standard format Headings 6. Conclusion Amir Saif amirsaiftaz@gmail.com
  19. 19. Standard format Headings 7. Recommendations Amir Saif amirsaiftaz@gmail.com
  20. 20. Standard format Headings 8. Appendix Amir Saif amirsaiftaz@gmail.com
  21. 21. Here are some additional suggestions for writing effective, well-organized reports: a. Understand your objectives Amir Saif amirsaiftaz@gmail.com
  22. 22. Here are some additional suggestions for writing effective, well-organized reports: b. Use a relaxed style Amir Saif amirsaiftaz@gmail.com
  23. 23. Here are some additional suggestions for writing effective, well-organized reports: c. Keep it concise Amir Saif amirsaiftaz@gmail.com
  24. 24. Here are some additional suggestions for writing effective, well-organized reports: d. Use sources and data Amir Saif amirsaiftaz@gmail.com
  25. 25. Here are some additional suggestions for writing effective, well-organized reports: e. Organize your text with clear headings Amir Saif amirsaiftaz@gmail.com
  26. 26. Here are some additional suggestions for writing effective, well-organized reports: f. Start with the most important information Amir Saif amirsaiftaz@gmail.com
  27. 27. Here are some additional suggestions for writing effective, well-organized reports: g. Keep 'backup' information Amir Saif amirsaiftaz@gmail.com
  28. 28. Here are some additional suggestions for writing effective, well-organized reports: h. Do at least two drafts Amir Saif amirsaiftaz@gmail.com
  29. 29. Final Thought Following a standard Business Report Format makes it easier for the people reading your report to find what they need quickly. Use these smart tools. Amir Saif amirsaiftaz@gmail.com
  30. 30. Thank you Amir Saif amirsaiftaz@gmail.com

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