Cultivating Reporting Skills for Business Success
UKZN Extended Learning’s (UEL) Business Communication Programme was recently customised for a client to focus on management reporting.
Communication is a crucial aspect of daily life and effective communication promotes development. To grow and remain relevant in business, it is imperative to exchange information, opinions, and thoughts. Effective reporting by a company is an essential tool to guide critical business decisions and enable its owners and executives to investigate and solve challenges. Following comprehensive information collection and review, business leaders can make recommendations on the way forward. The outcome of management reporting may explain why an issue has occurred or identify performance problems and generally recommend a course of action.
Management can use business reports to gain insight into their organisation’s growth. Reports provide essential details that business leaders can use to develop forecasts and business plans and improve decision-making. Business communication also helps managers to track progress and growth and identify any irregularities that need further investigation. Business reporting promotes transparency and accountability and enables organisations to compare their performance with that of others in the same sector.
The key focus areas of UEL’s Business Communication Programme are communication theory and tools, communication in practice, and contemporary issues with an emphasis on practical examples that participants can apply in their work environment.
Words: Nkosingiphile Ntshangase
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