Operational Reports Made Easy

Produce reports that work for both users and writers

 

1 day

Efficiency is the name of the game when it comes to operational reports, such as updates, proposals, procedural changes, project reports and client reports.   

 

Writers need to be able to produce them quickly so they can get on with their other work. And report users need to be able to process them fast so they can easily find the key information.  

 

This practical course gives report writers tools for improving the usability of their reports with straightforward structures and clear language.  

 

They’ll learn the tricks of the trade, like creating templates and adopting simple layouts, so they can produce their reports faster and more easily. 

Participants will be able to:

 

  • produce operational reports that clients and senior managers find informative and useful 
  • convey their message logically and persuasively 
  • communicate technical content and financial information effectively 

Working out what to write 

  • Thinking through the real purpose of their report 
  • Analysing how their readers will use the report 
  • Planning their message 
  • Developing templates which they can re-use

Structuring their report

  • Developing a logical outline  
  • Deciding what data to include and exclude 
  • Laying out their report so it’s quick and easy to read

Writing their report 

  • Writing an executive summary 
  • Using plain English 
  • Presenting financial information clearly

Participants will write a short report and receive feedback on it during the course.

Tailored version

This course can be adapted to the specific needs of your team so they can focus on their real projects and challenges. A reasonable design fee will be added to the cost of the course if you choose this option.

Find out more

If you’d like to have a chat about Operational Reports Made Easy for your team, please send me a message.