How to: write a consultacy report Salome Almario Daniela Cañon Arturo…
How to: write a consultacy report
Side note: reports are very important because they actually show how good your work can be.
2.Your report needs structure, so that it can be easily understated. Be concise with a summary, intro/context, findings and recommendations.
3.Make sure to add your personal take into what to do and what you see , that perhaps your client might not.
4.Take into account the environment in which the client`s problem developed in order to have doable recommendations.
1.Make the report so that it clearly specifies to the client`s problems !
There will be issues that are highly emotive for the community and government. You must take account any such issues in order to minimise risk.
Use short sentences and brief paragraphs. Write things simply, as you might speak it, and don’t be tempted to wax lyrical.
Use a neutral and unbiased tone
Provide frank and fearless advice, however, you must avoid using laden or emotive language.
Short summary of overarching findings
Introduction and background
Policy and operational context, and project methodology
Objective or contextual information
Specific and detailed recommendations are better.
Shorten version of the whole
Only the overarching findings
tips and recomendatios: recomendations need to be ACTIONABLE hey must advise the client what to do – what steps need to be taken. AND SPECIFIC.
whatever you do, don’t leave the report until the very last minute, without time for enough preparation and planning to do it real justice.
Stay focused on your client needs, not in your consultant needs.