A recurring report, such as weekly sales figures or monthly project status, can be presented in a simple memo format with changes from previous reports highlighted. Reports on one-time events, such as travel for a conference or the results of a productivity study, likely require information that is more detailed.
Step 4, create section headers for each key element of the report. The introductory section should introduce the topic and summarize key points. A background section might describe why a marketing study was commissioned or what production problems prompted a workflow evaluation. Photo Credits, photodisc/Photodisc/Getty Images, have Feedback? Thank you for providing feedback to our Editorial staff on this article. Please fill in the following information so we can alert the Work editorial team about a factual or typographical error in this story. The body should include the main points of your report - what was accomplished at a conference, the results of a process review or the impact on employee productivity of a recent training program, for example.