Writing Short Reports
What makes a good report?
Reports are essentially a management tool. Even the most capable managers rely on other people to collect information for them. You may be surprised that a variety of documents qualify as reports. The word report covers everything from preprinted forms to brief, informal letters and memos to three-volume manuscripts. The goal of developing a report is to make information as clear and convenient as possible. Good reports have three things in common:
1. The information is accurate.
2. The content shows writer’s good judgment.
3. The format, style and organization respond to reader’s needs. Key po...