Join Judy Steiner-Williams for an in-depth discussion in this video Next steps, part of Writing a Business Report.
Business guru Peter Drucker said,…"Efficiency is doing the thing right.…"Effectiveness is doing the right thing."…Your next steps in writing business reports is to…do both the thing right, and to do the right thing.…You want the process to be efficient,…and the resulting report to be effective.…Now that we've gone over the parts that…make up a business report, and the steps that…must be taken to get you to the end of the process,…one of your next steps should be to look at…the reports that your company writes.…Or maybe look at reports you've written in the past.…
Or maybe ones you've received.…Analyze those examples.…Are they well organized?…Easy to read?…Were they done right?…What changes could or should be made?…Comparing our example to your real-world examples…may help you look at the reports in a different way.…Another step you may want to take is to examine…any templates that your company uses, the templates…that Microsoft Word provides, or templates you find online.…If your work environment requires recurring reports…
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- Differentiate between formal and informal reports.
- Write an effective transmittal.
- Identify when to use an appendix and what to include.
- Cite the purpose of a tentative outline and create one for a report.
- Clarify and emphasize data with report graphics.
- Distinguish between primary and secondary research.
- Explain how to incorporate graphics in a report.
- Write a tentative outline.
Skill Level Intermediate
Business Writing Principleswith Judy Steiner-Williams1h 32m Beginner
Writing Recommendationswith Judy Steiner-Williams10m 52s Intermediate
1. Examining Types of Business Reports
2. Exploring the Parts of a Report
3. Preparing to Write
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