Join Judy Steiner-Williams for an in-depth discussion in this video Building a work plan, part of Writing Business Reports.
- After you or your team has been tasked…with a case to analyze or a problem to solve,…one of the first things that should be created…is a work plan.…The work plan usually has five basic sections:…the problem or situation…that created the need for the report,…the purpose of your specific report,…how you propose to collect the data,…a tentative outline,…and a time schedule.…The work plan can be presented as a preliminary peek…into the report's direction.…
If multiple people are working on the report,…this work plan helps make certain that everyone understands…the problem and the purpose,…what questions need to be answered,…and by when each stage or step needs to be completed.…For our report, the work plan's problem…is that Williams' sales are falling…because it's having difficulty competing…with online retailers.…Once the problem is established,…then the report's purpose must be clear.…The purpose can be worded as a question or as a statement.…What strategic plan will increase Williams' online sales?…Or, the purpose of this report is to develop…
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- Examining types of reports: formal to informal
- Writing the cover or title page
- Writing an introduction and body copy
- Writing a strong ending
- Doing research
- Writing outlines
- Revising and proofreading<br><br>
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Writing Recommendationswith Judy Steiner-Williams10m 57s Intermediate
1. Examining Types of Business Reports
2. Exploring the Parts of a Report
3. Preparing to Write
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