Day 7 Short Reports & Problem-solving

Day 7 Short Reports & Problem-solving - REPORTS &...

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2.15.11 WRITING A BUSINESS REPORT Purpose of business reports? Facilitate major decisions/solve problems.
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REPORT Present using a f-by-a or a-by-f approach REPORT Memo format; serif font; OABC; HATS; CLOUD; sentences; words REPORT Include a decision matrix THEN conclude with the decision. REPORT Define the decision criteria; include weighting REPORT Background, context, objective; list of options PHASES IN SHORT DECISION-MAKING/REPORTS Identify the purpose or need and the options Determine the decision criteria Collect the data according to the decision criteria Evaluate the data according to the decision criteria Make a decision Present the decision and its basis USING TABLES AND CHARTS 5
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TABLES Permit easy comparison of data; best for raw data CHARTS Immediate, easy-to-grasp; best for comparisons and trends. Bar charts Line charts Pie charts To create your tables, read and use the information in chapter 4 (WSB) and the examples shown the sample
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This note was uploaded on 03/29/2011 for the course M COM 320 taught by Professor Willardson during the Spring '11 term at BYU.

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