[PDF] Writing Reports that Get Results: Using Language's Power to Persuade By Ian Douglas. A report is the shop window of any department whose role is to review and make recommendations. It doesn’t matter how hard you work, if you don’t report in a simple, straightforward, easy to read way, your recommendations are less likely to be implemented and your effort will be wasted.
This text provides guidance on producing clear, concise and easy to read reports. It covers the basics of structuring a report. However, as many departments have developed their own formats and are happy with them, the focus of this guidance is on using the power of language to make any report easier to read and understand, irrespective of the report structure.