Book Nine in Managing Yourself
Many people are worried when faced with writing a report. A verbal explanation seems so much easier than getting it all down on paper. Other people have no problem in writing reports, but the result is often difficult to read if it has no set format to follow and often wallows in unnecessary detail.
Given that many managers are bombarded by paper, how do you ensure that your report is read – or at least that the content is known to those you want to read it?
Reports are straightforward documents, which follow a standard layout and format. They are used to provide necessary information for decision-making.Routine reports usually have a standardised form. Special reports are used to investigate particular problems or situations, or to explore future possibilities.
There are five stages to preparing a report:
- The first is understanding the brief or purpose,
- this is followed by researching the information, investigating the facts.
- Once this is completed the information must be organised
- and the report planned out, resulting in a rough draft.
- The final stage is to revise the draft to its final form.
This eBook is a must read for all aspiring managers and for anyone who need to write reports.
About the author
Lesley Morrissey is an author, coach, professional speaker. She is passionate about developing people. This book is aimed at helping you to take small steps to great
Lesley has worked in the UK and overseas with a diverse range of nationalities and with managers of many levels of expertise. Without exception, her practical approach to solutions has been received with enthusiasm by trainees and companies with who she consults.