Lesson 11: Reports


A Report is a well-structured, objective, informative document or presentation which aims to provide the reader or listener with information on a specific subject. In any business or organisation employees are frequently required to write reports for the following reasons:

  • to evaluate a specific situation, for example a serious accident that happened during working hours, conflict between workers and their supervisor or complaints about employee’s work
  • to keep management well informed about the quality and quantity of work done by employees
  • to exchange ideas between workers and management
  • to introduce new ideas and get them implemented
  • to bring an employee’s progress in the job to the attention of management
  • to evaluate performance when opportunities for promotion arise
  • to explain the financial state of a branch or a company