Operational Reports Made Easy

Produce operational reports that work for your readers

For: Managers and technical specialists

Level: Foundation to intermediate

Time: 1/2 to 1 day (face-to-face or virtual courses)

Efficiency is the name of the game when it comes to writing operational reports, such as updates, 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.  

Operational Reports Made Easy will give your team the tools to improve 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. And they’ll discover the benefits of straightforward structures and simple language.

This course will be tailored to your organisation’s needs. It will use the templates, processes and examples from your own operational reports.

Your team will be able to:

  • Produce operational reports that clients and senior managers find informative and helpful
  • Convey their key messages logically and persuasively
  • Communicate technical content and financial information effectively

Content for Operational Reports Made Easy

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 that 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.

Learning options for Operational Reports Made Easy

  • Training only
  • Combine with reviews of your people’s reports
  • Combine with coaching for individual team members
  • Combine with a consulting project to develop common standards, processes and tools for your reports

Your training programme will include implementation resources and support to help your team make fast progress with their writing skills.

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My training is based on my 20 years’ experience as a business writer and communications professional.

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I’m based in London and work with clients
across the UK and internationally.

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