Formal Reports Lecture

Formal Reports Lecture - Work toward achieving consensus...

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Writing Formal Reports BISM 2100
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Monitor/control reports - provide management data - close attention to detail, accuracy, and honesty Examples: - corporate annual reports - sales reports - strategic planning and annual budgets Policy/procedure reports Compliance reports Progress reports Informational Reports
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Problem - solving - recommendations based on research and analysis of alternatives. - several alternatives = feasibility reports - entail justification = justification reports Proposals - most common for sales/marketing Analytical Reports
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Collaborative Writing Allow time to get acquainted Draw out silent partners Allow and encourage disagreements Avoid settling on quick & easy answers Avoid looking for the one right answer
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Unformatted text preview: Work toward achieving consensus Develop a work plan Parts of a formal Report Cover Title Fly Title Page Letter of Authorization Letter of Acceptance Letter of Transmittal Operating Agreement Table of Contents Abstract Introduction Background and Problem Scope of the Report Limitations of the Report Sources & Methods of Data Collection Organization of the Report Parts of a formal Report Body Conclusions & Recommendations References or works cited Parts of a formal Report Summary Formal business reports are important documents Follow accepted formats Use appropriate graphics Collaborative writing is becoming more common...
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