How to add value in the reports you create and get noticed in the workplace.
How do the reports you usually produce look and feel? Do you take time to ensure the data is just right, that it checks and balances back to your data source? That’s all good, but what is the report actually telling you? What story are you trying to get accross?
What not to do
Tables with endless of rows are great, as they get the data accross to the user. But report readers can get lost in the rows and miss key headlines or themes within the report.
Tell The Story
Newspapers are the perfect analogy to how to present a good report.
- Headline – what are we talking about.
- A graphic
- Introductary paragraph
- The detail