1. Understanding Report Basics
Effective business reports systematically answer questions and solve problems. Most reports fit into two broad categories: informative and analytical. As with letters and memos, you determine whether to use an indirect or a direct strategy by analyzing the reader’s expectations and the content of the report.
True or False: The majority of reports contain primarily numerical data with recommendations.
Routine operations, compliance with regulations, and company policies and procedures are all types of ________ .
Direct strategy reports ________ .
Use letter format for ________ .
Read the scenario and, answer the following question.
You promised your client that the second-quarter sales analysis report would be on her desk today; unfortunately, your e-mail server is down.
Which of the following are appropriate delivery channels for your report? Check all that apply.