How to Write a Report: A Guide

Matt Ellis

A report is a nonfiction account that presents and/or summarizes the facts about a particular event, topic, or issue. The idea is that people who are unfamiliar with the subject can find everything they need to know from a good report. 

Reports make it easy to catch someone up to speed on a subject, but actually writing a report is anything but easy. So to help you understand what to do, below we present a little report of our own, all about report writing. 

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What is a report? 

In technical terms, the definition of a report is pretty vague: any account, spoken or written, of the matters concerning a particular topic. This could refer to anything from a courtroom testimony to a grade schooler’s book report. 

Really, when people talk about “reports,” they’re usually referring to official documents outlining the facts of a topic, typically written by an expert on the subject or someone assigned to investigate it. There are different types of reports, explained in the next section, but they mostly fit this description. 

What kind of information is shared in reports? Although all facts are welcome, reports, in particular, tend to feature these types of content: 

Reports are closely related to essay writing , although there are some clear distinctions. While both rely on facts, essays add the personal opinions and arguments of the authors. Reports typically stick only to the facts, although they may include some of the author’s interpretation of these facts, most likely in the conclusion. 

Moreover, reports are heavily organized, commonly with tables of contents and copious headings and subheadings. This makes it easier for readers to scan reports for the information they’re looking for. Essays, on the other hand, are meant to be read start to finish, not browsed for specific insights. 

Types of reports

There are a few different types of reports, depending on the purpose and to whom you present your report. Here’s a quick list of the common types of reports:

Reports can be further divided into categories based on how they are written. For example, a report could be formal or informal, short or long, and internal or external. In business, a vertical report shares information with people on different levels of the hierarchy (i.e., people who work above you and below you), while a lateral report is for people on the author’s same level, but in different departments. 

There are as many types of reports as there are writing styles, but in this guide, we focus on academic reports, which tend to be formal and informational. 

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What is the structure of a report?

The structure of a report depends on the type of report and the requirements of the assignment. While reports can use their own unique structure, most follow this basic template:

If you’re familiar with how to write a research paper , you’ll notice that report writing follows the same introduction-body-conclusion structure, sometimes adding an executive summary. Reports usually have their own additional requirements as well, such as title pages and tables of content, which we explain in the next section. 

What should be included in a report?

There are no firm requirements for what’s included in a report. Every school, company, laboratory, task manager, and teacher can make their own format, depending on their unique needs. In general, though, be on the lookout for these particular requirements—they tend to crop up a lot: 

As always, refer to the assignment for the specific guidelines on each of these. The people who read the report should tell you which style guides or formatting they require. 

How to write a report in 7 steps

Now let’s get into the specifics of how to write a report. Follow the seven steps on report writing below to take you from an idea to a completed paper. 

1 Choose a topic based on the assignment

Before you start writing, you need to pick the topic of your report. Often, the topic is assigned for you, as with most business reports, or predetermined by the nature of your work, as with scientific reports. If that’s the case, you can ignore this step and move on. 

If you’re in charge of choosing your own topic, as with a lot of academic reports, then this is one of the most important steps in the whole writing process. Try to pick a topic that fits these two criteria: 

Of course, don’t forget the instructions of the assignment, including length, so keep those in the back of your head when deciding. 

2 Conduct research

With business and scientific reports, the research is usually your own or provided by the company—although there’s still plenty of digging for external sources in both. 

For academic papers, you’re largely on your own for research, unless you’re required to use class materials. That’s one of the reasons why choosing the right topic is so crucial; you won’t go far if the topic you picked doesn’t have enough available research. 

The key is to search only for reputable sources: official documents, other reports, research papers, case studies, books from respected authors, etc. Feel free to use research cited in other similar reports. You can often find a lot of information online through search engines, but a quick trip to the library can also help in a pinch. 

3 Write a thesis statement

Before you go any further, write a thesis statement to help you conceptualize the main theme of your report. Just like the topic sentence of a paragraph, the thesis statement summarizes the main point of your writing, in this case, the report. 

Once you’ve collected enough research, you should notice some trends and patterns in the information. If these patterns all infer or lead up to a bigger, overarching point, that’s your thesis statement. 

For example, if you were writing a report on the wages of fast-food employees, your thesis might be something like, “Although wages used to be commensurate with living expenses, after years of stagnation they are no longer adequate.” From there, the rest of your report will elaborate on that thesis, with ample evidence and supporting arguments. 

It’s good to include your thesis statement in both the executive summary and introduction of your report, but you still want to figure it out early so you know which direction to go when you work on your outline next. 

4 Prepare an outline

Writing an outline is recommended for all kinds of writing, but it’s especially useful for reports given their emphasis on organization. Because reports are often separated by headings and subheadings, a solid outline makes sure you stay on track while writing without missing anything. 

Really, you should start thinking about your outline during the research phase, when you start to notice patterns and trends. If you’re stuck, try making a list of all the key points, details, and evidence you want to mention. See if you can fit them into general and specific categories, which you can turn into headings and subheadings respectively. 

5 Write a rough draft

Actually writing the rough draft , or first draft, is usually the most time-consuming step. Here’s where you take all the information from your research and put it into words. To avoid getting overwhelmed, simply follow your outline step by step to make sure you don’t accidentally leave out anything. 

Don’t be afraid to make mistakes; that’s the number one rule for writing a rough draft. Expecting your first draft to be perfect adds a lot of pressure. Instead, write in a natural and relaxed way, and worry about the specific details like word choice and correcting mistakes later. That’s what the last two steps are for, anyway. 

6 Revise and edit your report

Once your rough draft is finished, it’s time to go back and start fixing the mistakes you ignored the first time around. (Before you dive right back in, though, it helps to sleep on it to start editing fresh, or at least take a small break to unwind from writing the rough draft.) 

We recommend first rereading your report for any major issues, such as cutting or moving around entire sentences and paragraphs. Sometimes you’ll find your data doesn’t line up, or that you misinterpreted a key piece of evidence. This is the right time to fix the “big picture” mistakes and rewrite any longer sections as needed. 

If you’re unfamiliar with what to look for when editing, you can read our previous guide with some more advanced self-editing tips . 

7 Proofread and check for mistakes

Last, it pays to go over your report one final time, just to optimize your wording and check for grammatical or spelling mistakes. In the previous step you checked for “big picture” mistakes, but here you’re looking for specific, even nitpicky problems. 

A writing assistant like Grammarly flags those issues for you. Grammarly’s free version points out any spelling and grammatical mistakes while you write, with suggestions to improve your writing that you can apply with just one click. The Premium version offers even more advanced features, such as tone adjustments and word choice recommendations for taking your writing to the next level. 

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If your whole organization fits in a single conference room, it’s pretty easy to get visibility on everyone’s projects. Just find the right person, tap them on the shoulder, and ask for an update. Doesn’t really work that way for everyone else. In most organizations, when a stakeholder wants actionable insights, they get them from a report.

Let’s dive into the discipline of reporting, common project management reports, the tools people use, and more.

A definition of reporting

Reporting covers the workflows you rely on to keep people in the loop. Exact workflows can and will vary depending on your teams, the size of your organization, and even your industry. In a tech company, a reporting workflow might focus on the conversion of free users to paid plans, while a construction company might use reporting to keep massive projects on budget and on time.

Think of “reporting” as an umbrella term. Within it are the actual tasks that go into creating and disseminating your reports, the tools you use, the workflows you contribute to, and the reports themselves.

What is a report?

A report is a document created to communicate essential information. That information can be a written account of a specific situation — like a project status report. It can also be a spreadsheet or dashboard that focuses on quantitative information — like sales numbers or budget reports.

Most reports are built and consumed in a disposable way. A project manager might be asked to create a project status report every week, bi-weekly, or monthly. They draft up the report, send it off to stakeholders, and then it’s never used again. Thankfully, many industries use digital formats for reporting.

Now that you know what a report is, let’s go over the six most common types of reports.

6 types of project management reports

A project management report can take many forms, each used to communicate important updates about a specific project. These are usually sent out to team leads, departments heads, and other stakeholders. Project managers might collect multiple updates into one large report or send out smaller, bite-sized reports focusing on a specific aspect of their project. Here are the six most common project management reports.

Next, let’s dive into how these reports are generated.

What tools are used for reporting?

A lot of time and effort goes into building a report, and there are usually more than a few tools involved. Here are just a few of the tools that might be involved in your reporting workflow.

Work management tools

A work management tool is a tool that helps teams track, complete, and collaborate on their work asynchronously. Some, like Trello , work a bit like a big whiteboard covered in Post-It notes. Others, like Wrike or Jira , use more advanced project management methodologies to break down work.

Many of these tools have features that make reporting much simpler, like time tracking and built-in project health reports.

Database and spreadsheet tools

These tools have been around for so long they’ve become ingrained in office culture. The classic spreadsheet tool, Microsoft Excel, is a powerhouse for building databases and collecting data, but many alternatives exist .

Spreadsheets are the go-to method for reporting on and displaying quantitative data. Whether you’re building a budget report, communicating sales figures, or tracking conversion rates, a spreadsheet tool should be part of your stack.

Business intelligence tools

Business intelligence tools pull data from multiple sources and give you the ability to transform and analyze it. For example, a tool like Looker might surface metrics from your payment platform, your website, and your marketing channels to help you report on the effectiveness of your marketing campaigns.

A business intelligence tool can serve as a one-stop-shop for many of your reports. They might not always give you the best visibility on specific projects, but they can give you a better sense of the big picture.

A CRM , or customer relationship management platform, is a piece of software that allows organizations to build relationships with their prospects, customers, and other contacts. A sales team will use a CRM to track their work as they close deals and find new potential customers. Support agents might use their CRM to review a customer’s history as they work on support tickets.

Many CRMs, like HubSpot and Salesforce , have robust reporting features. These can be used to generate sales reports, growth numbers, and more.

Unito’s Report on Reporting

Because reporting is such an important workflow, we wanted to get the lay of the land before building dedicated integrations for it. What are some of the biggest headaches that come with reporting? What tools do people use? How can these problems be solved?

That’s why we surveyed 150 knowledge workers from a variety of industries, asking them about their reporting workflows and their tool stack.

We poured through the data and broke it down in Unito’s Report on Reporting . Click the link below to get your free copy.

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Why reporting workflows need integrations.

One of the big takeaways from our ebook on reporting was just how many tools people were using. There isn’t usually a single go-to tool for building reports. More often than not, people use a combination of work management tools, business intelligence platforms, CRMs, and other seemingly unrelated tools.

That means anyone building a report has to go through all these tools, over and over again, to collect data manually. And that’s not to mention all the work that goes into building the actual report.

But when you have the right integration, you can make that work disappear. You can turn manually-created, throwaway reports into dynamic dashboards that are automatically updated as work progresses in other tools.

Here are just a few examples of how that’s done with Unito:

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How to Write a Scope of Work (Example Included)


What Is a Scope of Work?

A scope of work document is an agreement on the work you’re going to perform on the project. A scope of work in project management  includes deliverables, a timeline, milestones and reports. Let’s look closer at each of these elements below.


This is what your project delivers, of course. Whether it’s a product or a service, it’s the reason you’re executing the project for your customer, stakeholder or sponsor. Whatever that deliverable is, and it can be some sort of document or report, software, product, build (or all of the above), you need to have each item clearly identified here. Creating a work breakdown structure can help with this step.

Think of a timeline as a road leading from the start of a project to its end. It’s a section of the document that delineates the major phases across the schedule of the project’s duration. It should also mark the points in the project when your deliverables are ready. As you can guess, it’s essential to scoping out the overall plan of any project. This is best presented visually, like a rolled-up Gantt chart plan, so the stakeholders can see the high level timeline.

With ProjectManager , you can build a timeline in seconds with our online Gantt chart maker. Create a budget, assign tasks, add dependencies and more. Then present to your team and stakeholders to get the project moving on the right foot. Try it free today.

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Projects can be very long and complex, which is why they’re laid out over a timeline and broken down into more manageable parts called tasks. Larger phases of the project are marked by what is called a milestone . It’s a way to help you monitor the progress of the project to make sure it’s adhering to your planned schedule. Define your key milestones on a timeline in the Scope of Work document, including project kickoffs, meetings, hand-offs, etc.

You’ll be generating these throughout the project, delivered to either your team or customer, stakeholder or sponsor. These can include status reports, progress reports , variance reports and more. They’re a formal record of the progress of your project, but they’re also a means of communication beyond whether the project’s on schedule or not. Depending on how you customize them, there’s a wealth of data that can serve a number of different audiences. Define how you’ll be reporting on the project and when the stakeholders can be expecting them and from whom.

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Scope of Work Example

To understand the scope of work, let’s create a hypothetical project, nothing too complex but important nonetheless. A wedding is a project, and depending on the bridezilla (or groomzilla), it could be bigger and more complicated than building a highway or an airport. So, let’s just take one aspect of that larger project, the wedding invitations, and break this down into a scope of work. I’ll outline the deliverables, timeline, milestones and reports in this scope of work example.

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Scope of Work Tips

But before you get to writing, you need to make sure you follow these tips.

It’s not that difficult, but it needs to be thorough because you don’t want to have to play catch-up with paperwork when you’re in the heat of the project.

Pro-Tip: The SOW is essential to the project plan and is often included as part of the overall project plan, but it can be time-consuming to write. Remember to use our free scope and project planning template to help save you time. The link is at the top of the page!

How to Make Project Plans in Project Management Software

It can feel overwhelming with so many tasks to keep track of, but project management software can simplify the process. In ProjectManager, you can import your spreadsheet or use one of our industry-specific templates to get you started.

A list of tasks is only a start. To bring order to that chaos, you’ll want to estimate duration by adding start and finish dates. We then automatically put all your tasks on a timeline in our Gantt chart project view , so you can see the whole project in one place. Further reign in the tasks by prioritizing them, linking dependencies to prevent bottlenecks later in the project and setting milestones to break up the larger project into more manageable phases.

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Collaborate at the Task Level

Tasks need people to execute them and move your project forward. You have your schedule, so onboard your team and start assigning them to tasks. You can do this from any of our multiple project views. We offer collaborative tools that make teams more productive and help them work together. You can direct them with task descriptions and by attaching files to the task. Then, they can work together, commenting at the task level with other team members, who are notified by email. This is great for remote teams and even those working in the same room.

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Track Progress to Stay On Time and Under Budget

Speaking of distributed teams, how can you keep track of their progress if you’re not able to check in on them? We solve that problem with great monitoring features, such as a real-time dashboard that shows you task progress, costs and other high-level views of the project. Our software takes status updates and automatically displays them in easy-to-read charts and graphs. You can even share them at stakeholder meetings to keep them in the loop.

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For more in-depth data, we feature one-click reports that can be filtered to show just the data you’re looking for. Reports track project variance, workload and more. You’ll catch issues and resolve them quickly before they become problems that threaten to derail your project.

If you want that scope of work to be the beginning of a beautiful project, then try ProjectManager for free with our 30-day trial offer.

VIDEO: How to Write a Scope of Work

In this video, Jennifer Bridges, PMP, shows you how to write a scope of work for project management. Follow her steps to get started or use our project plan and scope document  template!

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Today, we’re talking about how to write a Scope of Work document and with that, I want to talk about some best practices. But before we start, I want to clarify what the Scope of Work document is.

Some people you may hear it referenced as the SOW. Basically, it’s an agreement on the work to be performed on the project. It includes what deliverables are produced or maybe even products or any results.

It also includes the timeline for this project as well as important and critical milestones and different types of reports that are needed and specifically who those reports go to.

I recommend using a template and most templates include these things: the glossary, a glossary of terms defining what the terms are that will be referenced in this SOW. Also, the problem statement, a little bit more detail about the problem and what we’re trying to solve. It also includes the goals, and it includes the objectives and deliverables that we’ll be producing. It also includes any kind of administration information about the project as well as the timeline.

So some people reference best practices and in this case, I call these the “must” practices. So number one, be specific. You wanna be specific when you’re clarifying or defining terms so that everyone has a clear understanding and common understanding of what the terms are. You also wanna be specific when you’re defining who does what and by when. You want to… By doing this, you’re avoiding some of the traps which could be confusion, like who’s doing what and when, or what things mean, or miscommunications which ultimately can lead to some disputes.

You also want to include visuals, wanna paint the picture of what it will look like in the end once this Scope of Work, or this project, is implemented. You also wanna be able to show what people will be able to do at the end of this project by implementing this. Remember, a picture is worth a thousand words. Again, you’re avoiding a trap here which has to do with misinterpretations, so the visuals help avoid that.

And the third one is getting sign-offs. You wanna ensure that the authorized approvers sign off on your scope of work document. You also want to have them sign off at critical milestones and deliverables, again, avoiding these traps. If you’ve ever felt like people on your team or your project get selective amnesia, well we wanna avoid that. You also want to avoid disputes and any costly rework.

So if you need a tool that can help you manage and track your Scope of Work document, then sign up for our software now at ProjectManager .

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The Meaning of Work in 2021 — A Generational Divide

Sara Korolevich

24 min read

A group of employees of different ages are talking together in an office.

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Summary Of Key Findings

Are americans actually happy at work , do employees find meaning & purpose on the job, work-life balance: does it even exist for american workers, workers weigh in on the four-day workweek debate, americans share strong feelings about their pay, is remote work still king across all generations, a generational divide on seeking new jobs, wrapping it up, about goodhire.

4,000 American workers of all ages — Baby Boomers, Gen X, Millennials, and Gen Z — share their feelings on the meaning of work in 2021, intense desires for a four-day workweek, what they hate the most about their jobs, and much more.

At GoodHire , we surveyed a total of 4,000 full-time American workers, an equal number from each “working generation,” to better understand what work means to individuals in different phases of both life and their careers.

Throughout the survey, we uncovered similarities and differences between the four generations, while discovering a handful of shocking trends. 

Our study also revealed happiness levels at work; discovered what age group hates their jobs most; disclosed whether or not work-life balance is a real thing; explained how desirable a four-day workweek might be, along with many other eye-opening opinions from full-time workers.

In addition to that timely information, we’ll share more about the workforce sentiment on remote opportunities, compensation satisfaction, and generational loyalty to current employers. 

Before we get into the data recap, let’s take a look at the age groups for each generation we surveyed:

Now, let’s look at the key findings:

Now, let’s get into the full breakdown of our survey and the information gathered.

COVID-19 has placed a major burden on businesses and employees across the country. Millions of Americans have unfortunately lost their jobs during the global pandemic and those fortunate enough to have remained employed during these difficult times have started to reimagine the way they think about work and life.

Remote work, increased autonomy, daily flexibility, layoffs, and decreases in pay have all led to a shift in mindset for the American workforce. Rather than just going through the motions of a nine-to-five, employees are now pondering the meaning of work. 

More employees are vocalizing unhappiness at work and connecting workplace unhappiness to issues in their personal lives. Clearly, judging by The Great Resignation statistics, many have realized that happiness at work might have never existed for them.  

With that in mind, we asked each generation if they are truly happy at work. Unsurprisingly, just 48% of all people surveyed — Baby Boomers down to Gen Z — said they were very happy at work. 

Graphic shows 48% of workers are very happy at work.

Additionally, when we asked individual generations about their happiness level at work, the data revealed that Millennials are, in fact, the happiest of all generations. 57% of Millennials — people of ages 25 to 40 — confirmed they were very happy at work.  

On the other end of the spectrum, just 41% of Baby Boomers and Gen Z respondents claimed to be very happy at work, with Gen X — ages 41 to 56 — floating in the middle at 52%. 

Interestingly, Millennials, a generation of people that many have perceived to be entitled and disgruntled in the workplace , lead the pack when it comes to overall happiness at work. Who would’ve thought?

Graphic shows millennials are happiest at work, followed by Gen X. Boomers and Gen Z are least happy.

Our research shows that Millennials are the generation that feels the highest level of happiness at work, but that doesn’t tell the whole story. What about the lowest level of happiness? 

Well, that crown belongs to Gen Z. When asked about unhappiness and hatred of work, 22% of Gen Z workers — ages 18 to 24 — said they were either unhappy or hated their jobs. 

Gen Z’s level of dislike toward work is almost matched by Baby Boomers — ages 57 to 75 — as 19% of this generation shared the same feelings about the daily grind. On top of that, just 16% of Gen X members and 12% of Millennials echoed that sentiment. 

Graphic shows Gen Z and boomers hate work most, followed by Gen X and millennials.

So, what causes those unhappy feelings? To wrap up the conversation about unhappiness in the workplace, we asked each generation to share what bothers them most about work. 

The results feel like a quick PSA to employers and bosses:

So, there you have it. 

When it comes to one of the most basic components of work — true happiness — Millennials come out on top, while Gen Z trails all groups with the highest percentage of unhappy workers. And not shockingly, bosses are the biggest bother for most. 

Meaning. Purpose. Fulfillment. Satisfaction. 

One would think employees would strongly desire these feelings from something they do five days per week. But the “why of work” is often ignored in favor of money, job title, and status. 

As COVID-19 pushed more employees to better understand their “why” at the office, we set out to uncover generational trends and differences about the often-overlooked meaning and purpose at work. 

Our research shows that age does influence meaning and purpose on the job. Again, just like with workplace happiness, Millennials feel the best about their “why of work”, with 60% sharing that they find great meaning and purpose on the job. 

Following the seemingly always-happy Millennials are Gen X members. 51% of them find great meaning and purpose at work. 

On the low end, Baby Boomers (44%) and Gen Z (41%) admit to finding less meaning and purpose. 

Graphic shows millennials find the most meaning and purpose at work of all generations.

The generational divide is clear. But why? 

Many have hypothesized that Millennials and Gen X members might find more meaning, purpose, fulfillment, and satisfaction at work because of their current stage of life — young, but not too young; old, but not too old. And wiser, but not too wise to become cynical. Perhaps Millennials and Gen X members are in the sweet spot when it comes to the combination of age and work. 

Compare them to Gen Z — higher likelihood to have entry-level jobs, lower pay, minimal amounts of autonomy, and a long road to get where they want to go. These are things that might create a lack of meaning and purpose at work. 

Lastly, Baby Boomers. Do they not find meaning and purpose at work because they don’t want to be working anymore? Did they lose their retirement funds in The Great Recession of 2008? Retirement is much closer for this group and it’s likely that they do not want to spend more time at work at this stage in their lives.

Work-life balance is hugely important and often ignored. The hustle culture of today has seemingly created badges of honor for things that aren’t healthy for many Americans, such as rising before the sun to catch a flight for a full day of sales meetings; working late nights managing a hotel bar; spending 80-hour weeks at a new construction site; losing valuable hours of sleep in favor of more hours spent on spreadsheets, among other things. 

But is this what people really want or just something everyone thinks they need to do to keep up?

COVID-19 is causing mental health issues related to isolation — even professional athlete superstars like Naomi Osaka and Kevin Love are opening up about mental health struggles . It’s clear that proper mental health care and work-life balance are valued now more than ever before, no matter what the occupation might be.

With that in mind, we set out to understand whether or not American workers are satisfied with their work-life balance. We found that the majority of all generations, besides Millennials, are not completely satisfied with their work-life balance. 

69% of Gen Z members are not completely satisfied with their work-life balance, joined by 63% of Baby Boomers and 55% of Gen X members that feel like their work-life balance could use an improvement. 

Millennials are the only generation where the majority (although a small one, just 52%), feels like their work-life balance is completely satisfactory.

Graphic shows the percentage of workers not completely satisfied with work-life balance.

So, in order to achieve a better work-life balance, what needs to be done? 

First, let’s take a look at the employee side of this argument. We asked what workers would give up in order to improve their work-life balance and here’s what we found. 

Baby Boomers shared that they would be most willing to give up promotions and career advancement for better work-life balance, while Gen X and Millennials continued on their similar trends stating they would forfeit a percentage of their salary. Gen Z, clearly in a different stage of work and life, said they would be most willing to sacrifice paid time off for a better work-life balance. 

Illustration shows what each generation would forfeit for improved work-life balance.

Next, let’s dive into the employer side and the potential adoption of a four-day workweek. 

The push for a four-day workweek has been gaining traction all across the world in recent years. Many argue that a shorter workweek is better for workers, for business, and for society in general. Studies that analyzed Iceland’s journey to a shorter workweek have been published and the results are glaring. Worker wellbeing dramatically increased and stress and burnout plummeted with a shorter workweek.

Some American companies have adopted the four-day workweek , but what is everyone else waiting for?

While some might argue that COVID-19 has crushed Americans’ dreams of a shorter workweek as remote employees have been working more and not less, we wanted to know what American workers of all ages really think about a four-day workweek.

When asked, if given the opportunity, would they prefer a four-day workweek, an overwhelming consensus was shown. 83% of all respondents would prefer a four-day workweek. 

Viewed by generation, the picture becomes even more clear. We’ve seen throughout this report that there is a clear generational divide about work in general. But when it comes to the length of the workweek, there is absolutely no divide. 

Graphic shows 83% of workers would prefer a 4-day workweek.

Baby Boomers (83%), Gen X (86%), Millennials (90%), and Gen Z (76%) are all very much in favor of shortening the workweek. 

While happiness, meaning, purpose, and many other aspects of work are viewed differently by people from all generations, the four-day workweek is not something they disagree on. 

We’ve learned about the strong desire for a four-day workweek and the generational agreement on that topic. But, from that, another question arises: would employee compensation be impacted by a shorter workweek?

That is a question we cannot answer at this time. But to start that conversation, we need to know whether or not American workers are happy with the pay they currently receive for their work. 

We asked respondents if they were very happy with their compensation, and just like the generational agreement we saw from the shorter workweek debate, respondents of all generations seem to be not-so-happy with their pay. 

In fact, only 30% of Baby Boomers are very happy with their pay. Joining them with that same sentiment on compensation are 42% of Gen X members, 47% of Millennials, and 32% of Gen Z members.

Graphic shows how happy each generation is with their pay.

A divide still exists between all of the working generations, but a few similarities are starting to creep in. And hey, doesn’t everyone want to get paid more for their time?

GoodHire recently published a report on the State of Remote Work in 2021 . In this survey, we uncovered that the majority of employees would prefer to work remotely and many would even sacrifice a percentage of their pay to do so. 

Since remote work remains one of the most controversial and heavily debated topics in the workplace and data in this report showing work-life balance is a major issue among employees in America, we wanted to know more about remote work on a generational level.

Our data revealed that a generational divide again exists within the remote work debate. When asked if they were happier because of remote working opportunities, just 37% of Baby Boomers said yes.  

Opposing viewpoints were shared by the three other generations, with 50% of Gen Z members, 58% of Gen X members, and 68% of Millennials saying they were happier working remotely. 

Next, we asked if remote work was negatively affecting engagement and satisfaction on the job. 

Surprisingly, we found that all generations agreed in an overwhelming fashion. On average, across all four generations, just 9% of Americans surveyed said they felt less engaged and less satisfied with work because of a remote setup. 

Graphic shows there is a generational divide when it comes to the remote work debate.

Overall, while remote work brings increased happiness to all but Baby Boomers, it’s apparent that engagement and satisfaction are not a concern for remote workers of any age. 

So, what does all of this data tell us? 

Millennials seem to be the overall happiest group at work. Baby Boomers are most motivated to earn more, perhaps due to financial losses in earlier career stages. Gen X seems fairly happy at work and without the strongest opinions on any hot workplace issue. Lastly, Gen Z most dislikes remote work and feels less engaged because of it. 

This data should infer that Millennials are staying at their jobs longer, forging a career at one company while the other groups continue to look for new opportunities often. But when all generations were asked if they would be searching for new jobs in the next 12 months, it turns out that Millennials — 46% — are actually the most likely to jump ship for a new opportunity.  

Boomers, nearing the end of their careers, are the least likely to search for a new gig (19%), and Gen X (36%) and Gen Z (34%) share similar feelings about finding new employment in the near future. 

Graphic shows the percent of workers looking for a new job and why.

We’ve learned that happiness at work might not be the main driver for staying at a job or leaving for new opportunities. 

We confirmed that sentiment by asking why a job search might occur in the next 12 months. 

Extremely unsurprising was the top answer from each generation. 

Yes, you guessed it … they all want to make more money. 

GoodHire’s research shows a distinct generational divide when it comes to the many different aspects of work and life. Conversely, this survey uncovered agreement across the board on two very compelling workplace debates — remote work engagement and a four-day workweek preference. 

Of course, it’s important to remember that differences by generation are always going to be present in work and life due to the vastly different eras that have shaped individuals in each respective generation. 

Baby Boomers were taught to follow the traditional path of going to college and spending an entire career with one company. They learned loyalty and tradition during the early years of their careers. 

Next, Gen Z members disrupted that path by navigating from job to job rather than working at a single company for life. 

Millennials then took that disruption even further by jumping from job to job more than the generation before them and using technology to become young entrepreneurs. 

And then there is Gen Z. This group of young workers is currently forging a path of their own, using technology and the plethora of resources available to them to do things their own way and at warp speed. They’ve sped up the process and some have earned more money than a Baby Boomer ever could have imagined having at a young age. 

Overall, generational divides will always exist, but when it comes to the workplace, strong feelings exist from each generation and there’s no way to predict what trends or paths will be created by the next generation. 

We will all just have to wait and see.

For more information on GoodHire’s research, or to request graphics or an interview about this study, please contact [email protected] .  


All data found within this report is derived from a survey by GoodHire conducted online via survey platform Pollfish from October 12, 2021 to October 15, 2021. In total, 4,000 adult Americans were surveyed, including an equal number (1,000) from each generation — Baby Boomers, Gen X, Millennials, and Gen Z. The respondents were found via Pollfish’s age filtering feature and were screened in order to ensure they were currently full-time employees at the time GoodHire conducted this survey. This survey was conducted over a five-day span, and all respondents were asked to answer all questions as truthfully as possible and to the best of their knowledge and abilities. 

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The State Of Remote Work In 2022: A Survey Of The American Workforce

GoodHire’s new survey reveals surprising findings about how workers’ feelings and motivations around remote work have changed in the last year.

The Meaning of Work is a study by global job site Indeed exploring what work means to people in the UK in 2019

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The Meaning of Work addresses some of the big questions about how we might work in the near future and challenging some of the myths about what we really want from the work we do.

More people are in work than ever before, while unemployment is at the lowest level since the 1970s. But, with uncertainty surrounding our economy, we wanted to take a litmus test of the views of the UK workforce. Are people happy with their salary? Are they fulfilled in their work? Are widely-debated new forms of work a reality for them?

The Meaning of Work brings together new data from the following sources to provide an accurate, up-to-date and comprehensive view of employee attitudes, which are shaping the modern workplace:

Survey of a representative sample of over 2,000 UK workers conducted by YouGov

New insights from the last five years of activity on the Indeed platform (which has over 40 million monthly visits in the UK)

Latest labour market information from the Office of National Statistics

Three quarters (74%) of the UK workforce believe they could do their job to the same standard in four days as they do in five. Support for a four-day working week rises to 4 in 5 (79%) among millennials (23-38 year olds).

UK workers who prioritise work/life balance would be happy earning £6,000 less annually than those who are not as concerned with work/life balance.

56% would like to see every worker’s full pay made transparent and available to all, with just 33% opposing pay transparency. This represents a marked shift in favour of pay transparency from previous studies, partly driven by millennials who are the age group most enthusiastic about the idea (59%).

57% of those asked believed their salary was the most important factor in their work, followed by work/life balance (55%). Work/life balance was considered more important than job security (45%) colleagues (40%) length and convenience of the commute (34%), financial benefits such as a pension (20%) and the culture of the organisation in which people work (12%).


“ More than half of full-time workers consider pay to be more important than purpose at work or even getting a promotion ”

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The Meaning of Work report comes at a pivotal moment for the UK labour market: more people of working age have a job than ever before; unemployment is at its lowest level since the mid-1970s; and more women and other under-represented groups are in the workforce.

But it’s not all blue skies. Pay in real terms is creeping up but remains below the pre-crisis peak; UK full-time workers clock up more hours in a week than any of their European Union counterparts; and there is near-term uncertainty of an economic shock from the UK’s departure from the EU.

It’s against this backdrop that we asked British workers what they wanted from work.

The results tell us that pay matters - a lot. More than half of full-time workers consider pay to be more important than purpose at work or even getting a promotion.

Moreover, despite average weekly earnings currently growing at close to their highest rate since the financial crisis of 2008, nearly a third of UK employees are dissatisfied with their current level of pay.

But pay is not everything. The results show that work/life balance is hot on the heels of salary when it comes to workers’ priorities and it’s an important factor for workers of all ages. This, combined with the result that most people back pay transparency, and the majority view that a four-day working week is feasible, supports the view that the demands of the workforce are evolving.

The survey sends a strong signal to employers struggling to attract and retain employees in today’s competitive labour market, as well as to policymakers looking to ensure that Britain’s jobs boom satisfies the expectations of today’s workforce. Employers who want to attract and retain the best staff will need to take an imaginative and flexible approach to how they organise their people.

Read more about our findings: work / life balance and flexibility , pay , purpose , and progression .

Meaning of Work ist eine Studie der globalen Jobseite Indeed, die den Stellenwert der Arbeit unter Arbeitnehmer*innen in Deutschland beleuchtet

Welchen sinn hat arbeit für deutsche beschäftigte um der antwort auf diese bedeutende frage näher zu kommen, hat die jobseite indeed mithilfe einer repräsentativen online-befragung analysiert, wie menschen in deutschland ihre arbeitswelt erleben und was sie sich für ihre berufliche gegenwart und zukunft wünschen..

Deutschland steht mit den Zehenspitzen an der Schwelle zu einer neuen Arbeitswelt - ein Weg zurück ist nicht möglich. Die derzeitige Situation zeigt dies deutlich. Alle sprechen über fortschreitende Digitalisierung, Künstliche Intelligenz, Industrie 4.0 und New Work, aber kaum jemand weiß genau, was uns im neuen digitalen Zeitalter erwartet und wie diese Veränderungen den eigenen Arbeitsalltag verändern werden.

Die Studie ist in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Marktforschungsinstitut YouGov entstanden. Online befragt wurden 2042 Personen der arbeitenden Bevölkerung in Deutschland.

Deutsche Arbeitnehmer*innen sehen bei ihrer beruflichen Entwicklung den Spaß an erster Stelle (90 %), noch vor Gehalt (83 %) und Selbstverwirklichung (64 %).

Deutschen Mitarbeiter*innen ist ein gutes Betriebsklima (59 %) wichtiger als Gehalt, Prämien oder Bonuszahlungen (54 %) sowie die Unternehmenskultur (20 %).

60 % der Männer und 65 % der Frauen wünschen sich, dass Unternehmen intern die Durchschnittsgehälter nach Position und Fachbereich veröffentlichen. Sogar 66 % der Männer und 70 % der Frauen begrüßen die Angabe des Gehalts schon in den Stellenanzeigen.

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Die Meinung der Arbeitsmarktexpertin

Der Indeed Meaning of Work Report erscheint genau zur richtigen Zeit: Der deutsche Arbeitsmarkt hat sich im letzten Jahr trotz konjunktureller Abkühlung robust gezeigt und mit der niedrigsten Arbeitslosenquote sowie der höchsten Zahl der Erwerbstätigen seit der Wiedervereinigung direkt zwei Rekorde gebrochen. 

Das neue Jahrzehnt stellt den deutschen Arbeitsmarkt allerdings vor große Herausforderungen: Heute wird für ausgewählte Branchen, Berufe und Standorte bereits von einem Fachkräftemangel gesprochen. Dieser wird sich in den kommenden Jahren verschärfen, wenn die Generation der Baby Boomer in Rente und Pension geht. Gleichzeitig diskriminiert der Arbeitsmarkt, denn Frauen verdienen häufig immer noch weniger als Männer und sind seltener in Führungspositionen vertreten.

Vor dem Hintergrund dieser Entwicklungen haben wir Beschäftigte in Deutschland gefragt, wie sie ihre Arbeitswelt erleben und was sie sich für ihre berufliche Gegenwart und Zukunft wünschen.

“ Das Selbstverständnis von Arbeit hat sich verändert, heute wollen Menschen einen Job, der sie erfüllt. ”

Die Indeed-Studie zeigt, dass sich das Selbstverständnis von Arbeit verändert. Arbeiten nur um der Arbeit willen war gestern, heute wollen Beschäftige Spaß an ihrer Arbeit haben. Dabei sind monetäre Aspekte, aber gerade auch nicht-monetäre Aspekte von zentraler Bedeutung. Bei der Frage nach den wichtigsten Bereichen im Job sind das Team und die Kolleg*innen, gefolgt von Gehalt und flexible Arbeitszeiten bzw. die Möglichkeit bei den Schichten mitzubestimmen.

Bei den monetären Aspekten haben wir etwas näher nachgefragt und herausgefunden, dass sich Frauen und Männer mehr Gehaltstransparenz wünschen, auch direkt schon bei der Stellenanzeige. Ein Blick in Indeeds Big Data zeigt allerdings, dass bisher kaum Unternehmen ein Gehaltsband in ihren Stellenanzeigen angeben.

Dass Deutschland immer noch häufig an patriarchalen Rollenvorstellungen festhält, hat unsere Studie gezeigt als wir gefragt haben, welche Arbeitgeber eigentlich Väter motivieren auch mal etwas länger in Elternzeit zu gehen: Über 70 % der Befragten sehen das bei ihrem Arbeitgeber bisher leider nicht. 

Etwas mehr Bewegung zeigen Arbeitgeber dahingegen bei dem Thema Flexibilität. Indeed Analysen von Millionen von Stellenanzeigen zeigen, dass der Anteil von Stellenanzeigen, die auf flexible Arbeitszeiten hinweisen, von 2017 bis 2019 um 50 % zugenommen hat. Das dürfte die Beschäftigten freuen, da Flexibilität bei den Arbeitszeiten Top 3 gewesen sind. 

Der Indeed Meaning of Work Report sendet ein starkes Signal an Arbeitgeber, die auf dem heutigen wettbewerbsorientierten Arbeitsmarkt Schwierigkeiten haben, Mitarbeiter zu gewinnen und zu halten sowie an politische Entscheidungsträger, die sicherstellen wollen, dass Gleichberechtigung und faire Bezahlung weiter vorangetrieben werden.


Die Meinung des Recruiting-Experten 

Die Meaning of Work Befragung weist auf wesentliche Faktoren hin, die Arbeitgeber nutzen können, um sich auf dem Arbeitsmarkt positionieren zu können und spiegelt dabei den gegenwärtigen Zeitgeist wider. Was können Arbeitgeber nun konkret an Handlungsempfehlungen ableiten?

Das Karrierebild hat sich mittlerweile verändert bei vielen Bewerbern. Das Thema Beförderung als Sinnbild des Aufstiegs und der Karriere rückt in Summe stärker in den Hintergrund. Ganz konkret: Deutlich mehr als die Hälfte aller Befragten würden eine Gehaltserhöhung einer Beförderung vorziehen. Gleichzeitig sagen auch mehr als ein Drittel der Befragten, dass sie aktuell in ihrer Position zufrieden sind und nicht weiter aufsteigen wollen. Ein Thema, welches man in der Bewerberkommunikation stärker nutzen sollte.

Insbesondere beim Thema Gehalt existiert häufig noch ein Mangel an Transparenz, denn mehr als zwei Drittel aller Befragten wünschen sich konkrete Gehaltsangaben in Stellenanzeigen.  Das Thema ist interessant, da unsere Ergebnisse zeigen, dass mehr als jede*r zweite Befragte angegeben hat, dass er/sie unzufrieden mit seinem aktuellen Gehalt sei. Ebenso bei mehr als jedem/jeder zweiten Befragten ist das zu niedrig empfundene Gehalt die Motivation, sich nach einem Job umzuschauen. Hier entsteht ein starker Handlungsbedarf für Arbeitgeber - jedoch gleichzeitig auch die Chance zur Differenzierung, da dies noch nicht viele Arbeitgeber umsetzen.

“ Deutlich mehr als die Hälfte der Arbeitnehmer*innen würden eine Gehaltserhöhung einer Beförderung vorziehen. ”

Das Thema Gehalt ist lediglich die eine Seite der Medaille. Unsere Ergebnisse zeigen, dass zwei weitere Faktoren ebenso wichtig sind, obwohl diese in eine komplett andere Richtung gehen. Sehr wichtig für das Wohlbefinden von Mitarbeitern*innen ist das konkrete Arbeitsumfeld, insbesondere die Kolleg*innen. Hier können Arbeitgeber vor allem in Bewerbungsgesprächen punkten, wenn sie früh genug die potenziellen Kolleg*innen in Spe Bewerber*innen vorstellen. Denn das Vorstellungsgespräch prägt sehr häufig das Bild, was Bewerber*innen von einem Arbeitgeber haben.

Gleichzeitig sehen wir auch, dass das Thema der räumlich und zeitlich flexiblen Arbeitsbedingungen an Relevanz gewonnen hat aus Bewerbersicht. Erfahrungsgemäß ist dies jedoch ein sehr schwammiger Begriff, den es gilt mit konkreten Inhalten zu füllen. Arbeitgeber können hier mit konkreten Angaben von Arbeitszeitmodellen, Homeoffice-Möglichkeiten und anderen Varianten punkten.

Studienergebnisse Karriere , Gehalt , Zufriedenheit , Gleichberechtigung und Generationsunterschied .

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A report is a detailed account of something based on observation and research. Report is also used to mean to relay information or to appear at a destination as ordered. The word report has many other senses as a noun and a verb.

A report is a paper, article, announcement, or similar account that contains detailed information that someone has gathered through observation, study, or other research. Sometimes, another noun is used with report to specify what the report is about. For example, students often write book reports in school in which they analyze books they have read.

As a verb, report means to repeat or relay information that a person has heard from another source or has gathered themselves. People who report things (such as at a news agency) are called reporters .

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The first records of the verb report come from around 1325. It ultimately comes from the Latin reportāre , meaning to carry. The first records of the noun report come from around 1425. It comes from the Middle French report .

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In a new report, the International Criminal Court confirmed a reasonable basis to believe that crimes against humanity have been committed in the Philippines under President Rodrigo Duterte’s merciless war on drugs — New York Times World (@nytimesworld) December 15, 2020
Over 500 people have been hospitalized and at least one person killed by an unidentified illness in southern India. People have suddenly started to convulse. Nausea and loss of consciousness have been reported. Experts are still baffled by the cause. — The Associated Press (@AP) December 8, 2020
After today, I'll be awaiting the call to report to basic training! — Jake Wetherell (@Wetherell4cast) February 2, 2014

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Developing and manufacturing vaccines, which are significant challenges in their own right, “won’t end the pandemic quickly unless we also deliver them equitably,” the report notes.

Separately, Yelp released a new local economic impact report this week.

He based his report on information from NSA leaker Edward Snowden.

More importantly, notice that more than 70% of my impression volume comes from search terms that are not in the search query performance report .

Of the report ’s 11 recommendations, the first highlighted safety.

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The Amazon biography for an author named Papa Faal mentions both Gambia and lists a military record that matches the FBI report .

Similarly, a recent NPR report covered the challenges many police departments are having recruiting officers of color.

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Aguinaldo withheld his decision until Paterno could report to him the definite opinions of his generals.

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How to Write a Work Plan

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A work plan is an outline of a set of goals and processes by which a team and/or person can accomplish those goals, and offering the reader a better understanding of the scope of the project. Work plans, whether used in professional or academic life, help you stay organized while working on projects. [1] X Research source Through work plans, you break down a process into small, achievable tasks and identify the things you want to accomplish. Learn how to write a work plan so that you can be prepared for upcoming projects.

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9 Out of 10 People Are Willing to Earn Less Money to Do More-Meaningful Work

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They’d give up a significant amount of their future earnings.

New research on the meaning of work shows that more than 9 out of 10 employees are willing to trade a percentage of their lifetime earnings for greater meaning at work. Across age and salary groups, workers want meaningful work badly enough that they’re willing to pay for it. The trillion dollar question, then, was just how much is meaning worth to the individual employee? If you could find a job that offered you consistent meaning, how much of your current salary would you be willing to forego to do it? On average, the research pool of American workers said they’d be willing to forego 23% of their entire future lifetime earnings in order to have a job that was always meaningful. To put this figure in perspective, consider that Americans spend about 21% of their incomes on housing. Given that people are willing to spend more on meaningful work than on putting a roof over their heads, the 21st century list of essentials might be due for an update: “food, clothing, shelter — and meaningful work.”

In his introduction to Working , the landmark 1974 oral history of work, Studs Terkel positioned meaning as an equal counterpart to financial compensation in motivating the American worker. “[Work] is about a search…for daily meaning as well as daily bread, for recognition as well as cash, for astonishment rather than torpor,” he wrote. Among those “happy few” he met who truly enjoyed their labors, Terkel noted a common attribute: They had “a meaning to their work over and beyond the reward of the paycheck.”

More than forty years later, myriad studies have substantiated the claim that American workers expect something deeper than a paycheck in return for their labors. Current compensation levels show only a marginal relationship with job satisfaction. By contrast, since 2005, the importance of meaningfulness in driving job selection has grown steadily . “Meaning is the new money, an HBR article argued in 2011. Why, then, haven’t more organizations taken concrete actions to focus their cultures on the creation of meaning?

To date, business leaders have lacked two key pieces of information they need in order to act on the finding that meaning drives productivity. First, any business case hinges on the ability to translate meaning, as an abstraction, into dollars. Just how much is meaningful work actually worth ? How much of an investment in this area is justified by the promised returns? And second: How can organizations actually go about fostering meaning?

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We set out to answer these questions at BetterUp this past year, as a follow-up to our study on loneliness at work . Our Meaning and Purpose at Work report , released today, surveyed the experience of workplace meaning among 2,285 American professionals, across 26 industries and a range of pay levels, company sizes, and demographics. The height of the price tag that workers place on meaning surprised us all.

The Dollars (and Sense) of Meaningful Work

Our first goal was to understand how widely held the belief is that meaningful work is of monetary value. More than 9 out of 10 employees, we found, are willing to trade a percentage of their lifetime earnings for greater meaning at work. Across age and salary groups, workers want meaningful work badly enough that they’re willing to pay for it.

The trillion dollar question, then, was just how much is meaning worth to the individual employee? If you could find a job that offered you consistent meaning, how much of your current salary would you be willing to forego to do it? We asked this of our 2,000+ respondents. On average, our pool of American workers said they’d be willing to forego 23% of their entire future lifetime earnings in order to have a job that was always meaningful. The magnitude of this number supports one of the findings from Shawn’s recent study on the Conference for Women. In a survey of attendees, he found that nearly 80% of the respondents would rather have a boss who cared about them finding meaning and success in work than receive a 20% pay increase. To put this figure in perspective, consider that Americans spend about 21% of their incomes on housing . Given that people are willing to spend more on meaningful work than on putting a roof over their heads, the 21st century list of essentials might be due for an update: “food, clothing, shelter — and meaningful work.”

A second related question is: How much is meaning worth to the organization ? Employees with very meaningful work, we found, spend one additional hour per week working, and take two fewer days of paid leave per year. In terms of sheer quantity of work hours, organizations will see more work time put in by employees who find greater meaning in that work. More importantly, though, employees who find work meaningful experience significantly greater job satisfaction, which is known to correlate with increased productivity. Based on established job satisfaction-to-productivity ratios , we estimate that highly meaningful work will generate an additional $9,078 per worker, per year.

Additional organizational value comes in the form of retained talent. We learned that employees who find work highly meaningful are 69% less likely to plan on quitting their jobs within the next 6 months, and have job tenures that are 7.4 months longer on average than employees who find work lacking in meaning. Translating that into bottom line results, we estimate that enterprise companies save an average of $6.43 million in annual turnover-related costs for every 10,000 workers, when all employees feel their work is highly meaningful.

A Challenge and an Opportunity

Despite the bidirectional benefits of meaningful work, companies are falling short in providing it. Our study found that people today find their work only about half as meaningful as it could be. We also found that only 1 in 20 respondents rated their current jobs as providing the most meaningful work they could imagine having.

This gap presents both a challenge and an opportunity for employers. Top talent can demand what they want, including meaning, and will jump ship if they don’t get it. Employers must respond or lose talent and productivity. Building greater meaning in the workplace is no longer a nice-to-have, it’s an imperative.

Among the recommendations we offer in our report are these critical three:

Bolster Social Support Networks that Create Shared Meaning.

Employees who experience strong workplace social support find greater meaning at work. Employees who reported the highest levels of workplace social support also scored 47% higher on measures of workplace meaning than did employees who ranked their workplaces as having a culture of poor social support. The sense of collective, shared purpose that emerges in the strongest company cultures adds an even greater boost to workplace meaning. For employees who experience both social support and a sense of shared purpose, average turnover risk reduces by 24%, and the likelihood of getting a raise jumps by 30%, compared to employees who experience social support, but without an accompanying sense of shared purpose.

Simple tactics can amplify social connection and shared purpose . Explicitly sharing experiences of meaningful work is an important form of social support. Organizations can encourage managers to talk with their direct reports about what aspects of work they find meaningful, and get managers to share their perspectives with employees, too. Managers can also build in time during team meetings to clearly articulate the connection between current projects and the company’s overall purpose. Employees can more easily see how their work is meaningful when team project goals tie into a company’s larger vision.

Adopting these habits may require some coaching of managers, as well as incentivizing these activities, but they can go a long way toward building collective purpose in and across teams.

As Shawn’s book Big Potential demonstrates, social support is also a key predictor of overall happiness and success at work. His recent study of a women’s networking conference demonstrated that such support outside the workplace drives key professional outcomes, such as promotions.

Make Every Worker a Knowledge Worker.

Our study found that knowledge workers experience greater meaning at work than others, and that such workers derive an especially strong sense of meaning from a feeling of active professional growth. Knowledge workers are also more likely to feel inspired by the vision their organizations are striving to achieve, and humbled by the opportunity to work in service to others.

Research shows that all work becomes knowledge work, when workers are given the chance to make it so. That’s good news for companies and employees. Because when workers experience work as knowledge work, work feels more meaningful.

As such, all workers can benefit from a greater emphasis on creativity in their roles. Offer employees opportunities to creatively engage in their work, share knowledge, and feel like they’re co-creating the process of how work gets done.

Often, the people “in the trenches” (retail floor clerks, assembly line workers) have valuable insights into how operations can be improved. Engaging employees by soliciting their feedback can have a huge impact on employees’ experience of meaning, and helps improve company processes. A case study of entry-level steel mill workers found that when management instituted policies to take advantage of workers’ specialized knowledge and creative operational solutions, production uptime increased by 3.5%, resulting in a $1.2M increase in annual operating profits.

Coaching and mentoring are valuable tools to help workers across all roles and levels find deeper inspiration in their work. Managers trained in coaching techniques that focus on fostering creativity and engagement can serve this role as well.

A broader principle worth highlighting here is that personal growth — the opportunity to reach for new creative heights, in this case above and beyond professional growth — fuels one’s sense of meaning at work. Work dominates our time and our mindshare, and in return we expect to find personal value from those efforts. Managers and organizations seeking to bolster meaning will need to proactively support their employees’ pursuit of personal growth and development alongside the more traditional professional development opportunities.

Support Meaning Multipliers at All Levels.

Not all people and professions find work equally meaningful. Older employees in our study, for instance, found more meaning at work than do younger workers. And parents raising children found work 12% more meaningful that those without children. People in our study in service-oriented professions, such as medicine, education and social work, experienced higher levels of workplace meaning than did administrative support and transportation workers.

Leverage employees who find higher levels of meaning to act as multipliers of meaning throughout an organization. Connect mentors in high meaning occupations, for instance, to others to share perspectives on what makes work meaningful for them. Provide more mentorship for younger workers. Less educated workers — who are more likely to work in the trenches — have valuable insights on how to improve processes. They’d be prime candidates for coaching to help them find ways to see themselves as knowledge workers contributing to company success.

Putting Meaning to Work

The old labor contract between employer and employee — the simple exchange of money for labor — has expired; perhaps it was already expired in Terkel’s day. Taking its place is a new order in which people demand meaning from work, and in return give more deeply and freely to those organizations that provide it. They don’t merely hope for work to be meaningful, they expect it — and they’re willing to pay dearly to have it.

Meaningful work only has upsides. Employees work harder and quit less, and they gravitate to supportive work cultures that help them grow. The value of meaning to both individual employees, and to organizations, stands waiting, ready to be captured by organizations prepared to act.

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A Guide To The Top 14 Types Of Reports With Examples Of When To Use Them

Types of reports blog post by datapine

Table of Contents

1) What Is The Report Definition?

2) Top 14 Types Of Reports

3) What Does A Report Look Like?

Businesses have been producing reports since, forever. No matter what role or industry you work in, chances are that you have been faced with the task of generating a tedious report to show your progress or performance.

While reporting has been a common practice for many decades, the business world keeps evolving and, with more competitive industries, the need to generate fast and accurate reports becomes critical. This presents a problem for many modern organizations today as building reports can take from hours to days. In fact, a survey about management reports performed by Deloitte says that 50% of managers are unsatisfied with the speed of delivery and the quality of the reports they receive. 

With this issue in mind, several BI tools have been developed to assist businesses in the generation of interactive reports with just a few clicks, enhancing the way companies make critical decisions and service insights from their most valuable data.

But, with so many types of reports used on a daily basis, how can you know when to use them effectively? How can you push yourself ahead of the pack with the power of information? Here, we’re going to explore the 14 most common types of reports in business and provide some examples of when to use them to your brand-boosting advantage. In addition, we will see how online dashboards have overthrown the static nature of classic reports and given way to a much faster, more interactive way of working with data.

Let’s get started with a brief report definition.

What Is The Report Definition?

A modern reporting example created with a dashboard tool

A report is a document that presents relevant business information in an organized and understandable format. Each report is aimed at a specific audience and business purpose and it summarizes the performance of different activities based on goals and objectives.  

That said, there are various types of reports that can be used for different purposes, rather you want to track the progress of your strategies or stay compliant with financial laws, there is a different report for each task. To help you identify when to use them we will cover the top 14 most common report formats used for businesses today. 

What Are The Different Types Of Reports?

Top 14 types of reports overview graphic

1. Informational Reports 

The first in our list of reporting types is informational reports. As their name suggests, this report type aims to give factual insights about a specific topic. This can include performance reports, expense reports, and justification reports, among others. A differentiating characteristic of these reports is their objectivity, they are only meant to inform but not propose solutions or hypotheses. Common informational reports examples are for performance tracking such as annual, monthly, or weekly reports . 

2. Analytical Reports 

This report type contains a mix of useful information to facilitate the decision-making process through a mix of qualitative and quantitative insights as well as real-time and historical data. Unlike informational reports that purely inform users about a topic, this report type also aims to provide recommendations about the next steps and help with problem-solving. With this information in hand, businesses can build strategies based on analytical evidence and not simple intuition. With the use of the right BI reporting tool businesses can generate various types of analytical reports that include accurate forecasts via predictive analytics technologies. Let's look at it with an analytical report example.

Analytical report example of a sales pipeline dashboard

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The example above is the perfect representation of how analytical reports can boost a business’s performance. By getting detailed information such as sales opportunities, a probability rate, as well as an accurate pipeline value forecast based on historical data, sales teams can prepare their strategies in advance, tackle any inefficiencies, and make informed decisions for increased efficiency. 

3. Operational Reports 

These reports track every pertinent detail of the company's operational tasks, such as its production processes. They are typically short-term reports as they aim to paint a picture of the present. Businesses use this type of report to spot any issues and define their solutions, or to identify improvement opportunities to optimize their operational efficiency. Operational reports are commonly used in manufacturing, logistics, and retail as they help keep track of inventory, production, and costs, among others. 

4. Product Reports

As its name suggests, this report type is used to monitor several aspects related to product performance and development. Businesses often use them to track which of their products or subscriptions are selling the most within a given time period, calculate inventories, or see what kind of product the client values the most. Another common use case of these reports is to research the implementation of new products or develop existing ones. Let’s see it more in detail with a visual example. 

Type of report examples: a report on product innovation, useful for product development and pricing decisions

The image above is a product report that shows valuable insights regarding usage intention, purchase intention, willingness to pay, and more. In this case, the report is based on the answers from a survey that aimed to understand how the target customer would receive a new product. Getting this level of insights through this report type is very useful for businesses as it allows them to make smart investments when it comes to new products as well as set realistic pricing based on their client’s willingness to pay. 

5. Industry Reports 

Next in our list of the most common types of reports we have industry-specific reports. Typically, these reports provide an overview of a particular industry, market, or sector with definitions, key trends, leading companies, and industry size, among others. They are particularly useful for businesses that want to enter a specific industry and want to learn how competitive it is or for companies who are looking to set performance benchmarks based on average industry values. 

6. Department Reports

These reports are specific to each department or business function. They serve as a communication tool between managers and team members that need to stay connected and work together for common goals. Rather is the sales department, customer service, logistics, or finances, this specific report type help track and optimize performance on a deeper level. Let’s look at it with an example of a team performance report. 

A department report type example of a customer support team performance

The image above is a department report created with an online data analysis tool and it is tracking the performance of a support team. This insightful report displays relevant metrics such as the top-performing agents, net promoter score, and first contact resolution rate, among others. Having this information in hand not only helps each member of the team to keep track of their individual performance but also allows managers to understand who needs more training and who is performing at their best. 

7. Progress Reports

From the brunch of informational reports, progress reports provide critical information about the status of a project. These reports can be produced on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis by employees or managers to track performance and fine-tune tasks for the better development of the project. Progress reports are often used as visual materials to support meetings and discussions. A good example is a KPI scorecard . 

8. Internal Reports

A type of report that encompasses many others on this list, internal reports refer to any type of report that is used internally in a company. They convey information between team members and departments to keep communication flowing regarding goals and business objectives. 

An internal report example: hospital management dashboard

As mentioned above, internal reports serve as useful communication tools to keep every relevant person in the organization informed and engaged. This healthcare report aims to do just that. By providing insights into the performance of different departments and areas of a hospital such as in and outpatients, average waiting times, treatment costs, and more, healthcare managers can allocate resources and plan the schedule accurately as well as monitor any changes or issues in real-time. 

9. External Reports

Although most of the reports types listed here are used for internal purposes, not all reporting is meant to be used behind closed doors. External reports are created with the aim of sharing information with external stakeholders such as clients or investors for budget or progress accountability as well as to governmental bodies to stay compliant with the law requirements.

External report type example of a client report for an IT project

The image above is the perfect example of an external client report from an IT project. This insightful report provides a visual overview of every relevant aspect regarding the development of the project. From deadlines, budget usage, completion stage, and task breakdown, clients can be fully informed and involved in the project. 

10. Vertical & Lateral Reports 

Next, in our rundown of types of reports, we have vertical and lateral reports. This reporting type refers to the direction in which a report travels. A vertical report is meant to go upward or downward the hierarchy, for example, a management report. While a lateral report assists in organization and communication between groups that are at the same level of the hierarchy, such as the financial and marketing departments.

11. Research Reports

Without a doubt, one of the most vital reporting types for any modern business is centered on research. Being able to collect, collate, and drill down into insights based on key pockets of your customer base or industry will give you the tools to drive innovation while meeting your audience’s needs head-on.

Types of reports: research report for customer demographics

The image above is a market research analytics report example for customer demographics. It serves up a balanced blend of metrics that will empower you to boost engagement as well as retention rates. Here, you can drill down into your audience’s behaviors, interests, gender, educational levels, and tech adoption life cycles with a simple glance.

What’s particularly striking about this dashboard is the fact that you can explore key trends in brand innovation with ease, gaining a working insight into how your audience perceives your business. This invaluable type of report will help you get under the skin of your consumers, driving growth and loyalty in the process.

12. Strategic Reports

Strategy is a vital component of every business, big or small. Strategic analytics tools are perhaps the broadest and most universal of all the different types of business report imaginable.

These particular tools exist to help you understand, meet, and exceed your most pressing company goals consistently by serving up top-level metrics on a variety of initiatives or functions.

By working with strategic-style tools, you will:

13. Project Reports

Projects are key to keeping a business moving in the right direction while keeping innovation and evolution at the forefront of every plan, communication, or campaign. But without the right management tools, a potentially groundbreaking project can turn into a resource-sapping disaster.

A project management report serves as a summary of a particular project's status and its various components. It's a visual tool that you can share with partners, colleagues, clients, and stakeholders to showcase your project's progress at multiple stages. Let’s look at our example and dig a little deeper.

Project controlling dashboard as an example of a project report type

To ensure consistent success across the board, the kinds of reports you need to work with are based on project management. 

Our example is a project management dashboard equipped with a melting pot of metrics designed to improve the decision-making process while keeping every facet of your company’s most important initiatives under control. Here, you can spot pivotal trends based on costs, task statuses, margins, costs, and overall project revenue. With this cohesive visual information at your fingertips, not only can you ensure the smooth end-to-end running of any key project, but you can drive increased operational efficiency as you move through every significant milestone.

14. Statutory Reports

It may not seem exciting or glamorous, but keeping your business's statutory affairs in order is vital to your ongoing commercial health and success.

When it comes to submitting such vital financial and non-financial information to official bodies, one small error can result in serious repercussions. As such, working with statutory types of report formats is a water-tight way of keeping track of your affairs and records while significantly reducing the risk of human error.

Armed with interactive insights and dynamic visuals, you will keep your records clean and compliant while gaining the ability to nip any potential errors or issues in the bud.

What Does A Report Look Like?

Now that we’ve covered the most relevant types of reports, we will answer the question: what does a report look like? 

As mentioned at the beginning of this insightful guide, static reporting is a thing of the past. With the rise of modern technologies like self service BI tools , the use of interactive reports in the shape of business dashboards has become more and more popular among companies.

Unlike static reports that take time to be generated and are difficult to understand, modern reporting tools are intuitive. Their visual nature makes them easy to understand for any type of user, and they provide businesses with a central view of their most important performance indicators for an improved decision-making process. Here we will cover 15 useful dashboard examples from different industries and functions to put the value of dashboard reporting into perspective. 

1. Financial Report

Visual reporting example for finances tracking metrics such as current working capital, cash conversion cycle, and vendor payment error rate

Keeping finances in check is critical for success. This financial report offers an overview of the most important financial metrics that a company needs to monitor its economic activities and answer vital questions to ensure healthy finances. 

With insights about liquidity, invoicing, budgeting, and general financial stability, managers can extract long and short-term conclusions to reduce inefficiencies, make accurate forecasts about future performance, and keep the overall financial efficiency of the business flowing. For instance, getting a detailed calculation of the business working capital can allow you to understand how liquid is your company. If it's higher than expected it means you have the potential to invest and grow. Definitely, one of the most valuable types of finance reports.

2. Marketing Report 

A marketing report example for campaign tracking generated with a modern dashboard tool

Our next example is a marketing report that ensures a healthy return on investment from your marketing efforts. This type of report offers a detailed overview of campaign performance over the last 12 weeks. Having access to this information enables you to maximize the value of your promotional actions keeping your audience engaged by providing a targeted experience. 

For instance, you can implement different campaign formats as a test and then compare which one is most successful for your business. This is possible thanks to the monitoring of important marketing metrics such as the click-through rate (CTR), cost per click (CPC), cost per acquisition (CPA), and more. 

The visual nature of this report makes it easy to understand important insights at a glance. For example, the four gauge charts at the top show the total spending from all campaigns and how much of the total budget of each campaign has been used. In just seconds you can see if you are on target to meet your marketing budgets for every single campaign. 

3. Sales Report

A sales report template focused on high-level metrics such as revenue, profits, costs, incremental sales, accumulated revenue, up/cross-sell rates, etc.

An intuitive sales dashboard like the one above is the perfect analytical tool to monitor and optimize sales performance. Armed with powerful high-level metrics, this report type is especially interesting for managers, executives, and sales VPs as it provides relevant information to ensure strategic and operational success. 

The value of this sales report lies in the fact that it offers a complete and comprehensive overview of relevant insights needed to make smart sales decisions. For instance, at the top of an analysis tool, you get important metrics such as the number of sales, revenue, profit, and costs, all compared to a set target and to the previous time period. The use of historical data is fundamental when building successful sales strategies as they provide a picture of what could happen in the future. Being able to filter the key metrics all in one screen is a key benefit of modern reporting. 

4. HR Report 

Employee performance depicted with a modern human resources report

Our next example of a report is about human resources analytics . The HR department needs to track a lot of data such as employee performance and effectiveness. But overall they need to ensure that employees are happy and working in a healthy environment since an unhappy workforce can significantly damage a company. This is all possible with the help of this intuitive dashboard. 

Providing a comprehensive mix of metrics, this employee-centric report drills down into every major element needed to ensure successful workforce management. For example, the top portion of the dashboard covers absenteeism in 3 different ways: yearly average, absenteeism rate with a target of 3.8%, and absenteeism over the last 5 years. Tracking absenteeism rates in detail is helpful as it can tell you if your employees are skipping days of work. If the rate is over the expected target, then you need to dig deeper into the reasons and find sustainable solutions. 

On the other hand, the second part of the dashboard covers the overall labor effectiveness (OLE). This can be tracked based on specific criteria that HR predefined and it helps them understand if workers are achieving their targets or if they need extra training or help. 

5. Management Report

A example of a report type for investors relationships with metrics such as the working capital ratio, share price, share on assets, return on equity, among others

Managers need to monitor big amounts of information to ensure that the business is running smoothly. One of them being investor relationships. This management dashboard focuses on high-level metrics that shareholders need to look at before investing such as the return on assets, return on equity, debt-equity ratio, and share price, among others. 

By getting an overview of these important metrics, investors can easily extract the needed information to make an informed decision regarding an investment in your company. For instance, the return on assets measures how efficiently are the company's assets being used to generate profit. With this information, investors can understand how effectively your company deploys available resources in comparison to others in the market. Another great indicator is the share price, the higher the increase in your share price the more money your shareholders are making from their investment. 

6. IT Report 

IT report tracking the occurrence of technical issues to improve system operational performance

Just like all the other departments and sections covered in this list, the IT department is one that can especially benefit from these types of reports. With so many technical issues to solve, the need for a visual tool to help IT specialists stay on track with all their workload becomes critical. 

As seen in the image above, this IT dashboard offers detailed information about different system indicators. For starters, we get a visual overview of the status of each server, followed by a detailed graph displaying the uptime & downtime of each week. This is complemented by the most common downtown issues and some ticket management information. Getting this level of insight helps your IT staff to know what is happening and when it is happening and find proper solutions to avoid these issues from repeating themselves. Keeping constant track of these metrics will ensure robust system performance. 

7. Procurement Report

This procurement report example provides an overview of the most essential metrics of the procurement department

This next example of a report was built with intuitive procurement analytics software and it gives a general view of various metrics that the procurement department needs to work with on a regular basis. 

With the possibility to filter, drill down, and interact with the data, this intuitive procurement dashboard offers key information to ensure a healthy relationship with suppliers. With metrics such as compliance rate, the number of suppliers, or the purchase order cycle time, the procurement team can classify the different suppliers, define the relationship each of them has with the company, and optimize processes to ensure the company stays profitable.

8. Customer Service Report

Call center reporting type presented with the revenue value, costs per support, average time to solve an issue,  and overall satisfaction

Following our list of examples of reports is one from the support area. Armed with powerful customer service KPIs , this dashboard is a useful tool to monitor performance, spot trends, identify strengths and weaknesses, and improve the overall effectiveness of the customer support department. 

Covering aspects such as revenue and costs from customer support as well as customer satisfaction, this complete analysis tool is the perfect tool for managers that need to keep an eye on every little detail from a performance and operational perspective. For example, by monitoring your customer service costs and comparing them to the revenue you can understand if you are investing the right amount into your support processes. This can be directly related to your agent’s average time to solve issues, the longer it takes to solve a support ticket the more money it will cost and the less revenue it will bring. If you see that your agents are taking too long to solve an issue you can think of some training instances to help them reduce this number. 

9. Market Research Report 

A type of report for market research displaying the results of a survey about brand perception

This list of report types examples would not be complete without a market research report . Market research agencies deal with a big amount of information coming from surveys and other research sources. Taking all this into account, the need for reports that can be filtered for deeper interaction becomes more necessary for this industry than any other. 

The image above is a brand analytics dashboard that displays the results of a survey about how a brand is perceived by the public. This savvy tool contains different chart types that make it easy to visually understand the information. For instance, the map chart with the different colors lets you quickly understand in which regions each age range is located. The charts can be filtered further to see the detailed answers from each group for a deeper analysis. 

10. Social Media Report 

Social media report example displaying performance metrics for Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube

Last but not least, we have a social media report .  This scorecard format dashboard monitors the performance of 4 main social media channels: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube and it serves as a perfect visual overview to track the performance of different social media efforts and achievements. 

Tracking relevant metrics such as followers, impressions, clicks, engagement rates, and conversions, this report type serves as a perfect progress report to show to managers or clients that need to see the status of their social channels. Each metric is shown in its actual value and compared to a set target. The colors green and red from the fourth column let you quickly understand if a metric is over or under its expected target. 

If you feel inspired by this list then we recommend you to take a look at our dashboard examples library where you will find over 80+ templates from different industries, functions, and platforms for extra inspiration! 

11. Logistics Report

Logistics are the cornerstone of an operationally fluent and progressive business. If you deal with large quantities of goods and tangible items, in particular, maintaining a solid logistical strategy is vital to ensuring you maintain your brand reputation while keeping things flowing in the right direction.

An logistics report focused on the warehouse performance in the logistics industry.

A prime example of the types of data reporting tool designed to improve logistical management, our warehouse KPI dashboard is equipped with metrics required to maintain strategic movement while eliminating any unnecessary costs or redundant processes. Here, you can dig into your shipping success rates across regions while accessing warehouse costs and perfect order rates in real time. If you spot any potential inefficiencies, you can track them here and take the correct course of action to refine your strategy. This is an essential tool for any business with a busy or scaling warehouse.

12. Manufacturing Report

Next in our essential types of business reports examples, we’re looking at tools made to improve your business’s various manufacturing processes.

Manufacturing Production report displaying main manufacturing KPIs to keep the pulse of your factory.

Our clean and concise production tool is a sight to behold and serves up key manufacturing KPIs that improve the decision-making process when it comes to costs, volume, and machinery.

Here, you can hone in on historical patterns and trends while connecting with priceless real-time insights that will not only help you make the right calls concerning your manufacturing process at the moment but will also help you formulate predictive strategies that will ultimately save money, boost productivity, and result in top-quality products across the board.

13. Retail Report

As a retailer with so many channels to consider and so many important choices to make, working with the right metrics and visuals is absolutely essential. Fortunately, we live in an age where there are different types of reporting designed for this very reason.

Types of reports examples: retail sales and order report

Our sales and order example, generated with retail analytics software , is a dream come true for retailers as it offers the visual insights needed to understand your product range in greater detail while keeping a firm grip on your order volumes, perfect order rates, and reasons for returns.

By gaining access to this invaluable access in one visually presentable space will allow you to track increases or decreases in orders over a set timeframe (and understand whether you’re doing the right things to drive engagement) while plowing your promotional resources into the products that are likely to offer the best returns.

Plus, by gaining an accurate overview of why people are returning your products, you can omit problem items or processes from your retail strategy, improving your brand reputation as well as revenue in the process.

14. Digital Media Report

The content and communications you publish are critical to your ongoing success, regardless of your sector, niche, or specialty. Without putting out communications that speak directly to the right segments of your audience at the right times in their journey, your brand will swiftly fade into the background.

Content quality control dashboard as a digital media report example

To ensure your brand remains inspiring, engaging, and thought-leading across channels, working with media types of a business report is essential. You have to ensure your communications cut through the noise and scream ‘quality’ from start to finish—no ifs, no buts, no exceptions.

Our content quality control tool is designed with a logical hierarchy that will tell you if your content sparks readership if the language you’re using is inclusive and conversational, and how much engagement-specific communications earn. You can also check your most engaged articles with a quick glance to understand what your users value most. Armed with this information, you can keep creating content that your audience loves and ultimately drives true value to the business.

15. Energy Report

In the age of sustainability and in the face of international fuel hikes, managing the energy your business uses effectively is paramount. Here there is little room for excess or error and as such, working with the right metrics is the only way to ensure successful energy regulation.

Energy management dashboard as an example of a type of report for the energy industry

If your company has a big HQ or multiple sites that require power, our energy management analytics tool will help you take the stress out of managing your resources. One of the most striking features of this dashboard is the fact that it empowers you to compare your company’s energy usage against those from other sectors and set an accurate benchmark.

Here, you can also get a digestible breakdown of your various production costs in terms of energy consumption as well as the main sources you use to keep your organization running. Regularly consulting these metrics will not only help you save colossal chunks of your budget, but it will also give you the intelligence to become more sustainable as an organization. This, in turn, is good for the planet as well as your brand reputation. A real win-win-win.

Types Of Reporting For Every Business & Purpose 

As we’ve seen throughout our journey, there are different report formats that are used by businesses for diverse purposes in their everyday activities. Whether you’re talking about types of reports in research, types of reports in management, or anything in between, these dynamic tools will get you where you need to be (and beyond).

In this post, we covered the top 14 most common ones and explored key examples of how different report types are changing the way businesses are leveraging their most critical insights for internal efficiency and ultimately, external success.

With modern tools and solutions, reporting doesn’t have to be a tedious task. Anyone in your organization can rely on data for their decision-making process without the need for technical skills. Rather you want to keep your team connected or show progress to investors or clients. There is a report type for the job. To keep your mind fresh, here are the top 14 types of data reports covered in this post: 

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Employees Daily Reporting of Accomplishments – Best Practices

The recent Gallup State of Global Workplace showed that only a mere 13 percent of all employees surveyed are engaged in their work. By engaged, we refer to those employees who were passionate about their job and realized the importance of the role they play in the success of their respective companies. The remaining 87 percent are either not engaged or actively unengaged. The former refers to those who were physically present but were mentally absent; while the latter are those who are consciously doing things, which are against the company and its reputation.

While those facts and figures are definitely alarming, what employers or team managers, like you, can do to reverse employees’ disengagement is to make them more engaged with the company’s goals and aid in actually reaching them. It is the task of a manager to weave this engagement into the employee’s daily routine and this can be best done by implementing a system of employees’ daily reporting of accomplishments and achievements.

What exactly is an employees’ daily report?

An employee’s daily task report is a documentation of his or her performance, activities, accomplishments, and achievements in a given work day. This report is usually standardized. The company or the team manager can create a template with several fields that the employee needs to fill-up to give information about the work he/she has done for the day and how it contributes to a team’s or company’s overall accomplishments.

There are several means of creating and maintaining an employees’ daily report. One idea is using a manual logbook that the manager can check from time to time. It can also be a single document per day which can be compiled in a physical folder for submission to the manager. Daily reports can also be stored electronically, for submission to the manager via email. Aside from these, there are also project management applications in the market today for the technically savvy.

With that information, the team manager will have a better understanding of where his team members are and are able to distribute workloads evenly, depending on each team members’ ability and skills.

How will my team benefit from the employees’ daily report?

The ultimate value of having the whole team document their daily accomplishments is that they get to see the progress towards the achievement of their goals as a team, on a daily basis. Each team members will be able to see how their works contributed to the overall progress of the project and if you share daily reports publicly – they will also get to appreciate other team members’ contributions.

Aside from being inspired and motivated, team members are also able to form ideas to enhance the performance of the team or to make the project more successful. They can also share their experiences, learnings, and suggestions to the team through the daily report that they will do.

For you, the team leader, the employees daily reporting serves as a way to see if your team members are still engaged on their job and to the company through their everyday activities. It also provides an avenue for mentoring, coaching, and giving feedback to the employee.

Based on the contents of the daily report of the employees, you will be able to record important information and personal notes about the team members on their respective employees’ status report. It is in the employees’ status report that the career path envisioned by the company for a specific employee is recorded, together with his accomplishments and any other matters concerning the staff’s status.

You can also look for insights from the employees’ daily report to find out whether the employee is already ripe for promotion or deserving of a salary increase.

What will the employees get from producing and maintaining a daily report?

By keeping a daily report, an employee will have a bigger picture of how and where he spends most of his time. It will help them plan their day and the days ahead and make sure that they do not forget the important things he needs to do for that day. They will also know how to schedule their tasks depending on the time of the day when they are more productive and then work on the lighter task during the time of the day when they are less productive.

If in the morning, an employee is more energetic and more productive, he could tackle major tasks at this time of the day and do other lighter tasks in the afternoon when he is less energetic.

The daily status report will also help them identify the activities related to the project he is working on and lessen those which do not contribute to the achievement of his and the team’s goals.

What should an employees’ daily report contain?

Different companies or teams may use different templates. But, for sure, a majority will ask for the basic information such as the date, time, and the accomplishment itself.

In writing the accomplishments, focus not on the tasks and activities itself, but on results. The difference is important: while your day may be filled with tons of tiny tasks, it is often hard to say how they contributed to the general mission, while the goals usually indicate your contribution.

Examples of daily tasks:

Examples of daily results:

When describing your daily achievements, try to concentrate on the description of the achieved goals instead of small activities. Daily status should be able to show the progress he has made on his project and how it contributes to the larger picture.

Tip:  In a daily status update, it is more important to focus on the description of the result of the work rather than the activity itself. You should be able to show the impact of the activity you have done for the day to the overall goal of the team or the company.

It is also a good idea to take note of the problems an employee encountered during the day and how he was able to solve it. Doing so will give a heads-up to the team manager, in case the same problem arises in the future and will give him the impression that the employee is ready to take on higher and bigger responsibilities.

Here is a sample list on how employees can compose an effective daily report:

How will I introduce this system to my team?

Maintaining a daily status report is truly an effective way of monitoring employees’ daily accomplishments and performance and ensuring that the team members are still engaged with their jobs. Given all its advantages mentioned previously, it’s the right time to start having your employees create their daily reports if you have not implemented it yet.

How do you start implementing it?

At first, you will probably encounter resistance from the employees themselves. Tracking employees’ moves is a sensitive issue and might create tension and conflict. Some employees might feel that they are being suspected of slacking on the job while some might feel it is an invasion of their privacy.

Engaging employees through daily reporting of accomplishment may become tiresome and time-consuming at first. Initial growing pains are to be expected. Changes are not easy in the work environment. But soon, when the employees are consistently doing it because they understand its importance, it will become part of their system.

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Research conduction is not just limited to your laboratory, library, or work place setting. As part of your research you may have to step out in the field (any place other than your regular research lab or work station) to collect raw data for analysis and then publish it as a field study report. In this article, we will discuss the elements of a field study report and the key points to consider while writing one!

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What is a Field Study Report?

A field study report is defined as a documentation of analysis of particular phenomena, behaviors, processes based on theories and observations made by the researcher in the field. These observed and analyzed theories are used to identify solutions for a specific project or case report .

What is the Importance of Field Study Report?

How to Write Field Research Notes?

A field study report begins with an idea and ends with a solution. Hence, while conducting field research, one must follow a planned route of taking notes for proper documentation of the observations made. A successful field study report begins when the researcher is involved in the observational research process of taking proper notes.

Based on the methods, the field research notes are categorized in four different types:

1. Job Notes:

2. Field Notes Proper:

3. Methodological Notes:

4. Journals and Diaries:

Examples of Things to Document During Field Study

1. Physical Setting:

Observe the characteristics of the space where the study is being conducted.

2. Objects and Material:

The presence, placement, and arrangement of objects that affect the behavior of the subject being studied.

3. Language Used:

Observe the language being used by study participants (in case of human participation).

4. Behavior Cycles:

Document who is performing what behavior at what time and situation.

5. Physical Characteristics of Participants/Subjects:

Observe and note personal characteristics of subjects.

6. Body Movements:

Things such as body posture or facial expressions and assess if these movements support or contradict the language used while communicating.

Data Collection in Field Report (Sampling Techniques)

Data collection process in field study is also known as sampling. It refers to the process used to select a portion of the population for study. Selection of an ideal sampling technique is imperative to obtain the richest possible source of information to answer the research questions.

Different Types of Sampling Techniques:

Ad Libitum Sampling

This technique involves observing whatever seems interesting at the moment. It does not follow an organized system of recording the observations.

Behavior Sampling

This sampling technique involves watching the entire group of subjects and recording each occurrence of a specific behavior of interest with reference to which individuals were involved.

Continuous Recording

This sampling technique includes recording of frequencies, durations, and latencies in a continuous and systematic pattern.

Focal Sampling

The focal sampling technique involves observing one individual/subject for a specified amount of time and recording all instances of that individual’s behavior.

Instantaneous Sampling

The technique of instantaneous sampling involves dividing observation sessions into short intervals by sample points.

One-Zero Sampling

The one-zero sampling technique is similar to instantaneous sampling. It involves recording only if the behaviors of interest have occurred at any time during an interval instead of at the instant of the sampling point.

Scan Sampling

The scan sampling technique involves taking a census of the entire observed group at predetermined time periods and recording what each individual is doing at that moment.

What is the Structure and Writing Style of Field Study Report?

A field study report does not have a standard format; however, the following factors determined its structure and writing style:

A field study report includes 6 main elements as follows:

1. Introduction

The introduction section should describe the objective and important theories or concepts underpinning your field study. More importantly, it should describe the organization’s nature or setting where you are conducting the observation—the types of observations conducted, the focus of your research study, what was observed, and which methods were used for collecting the data. Furthermore, it is important to include a review of pertinent literature .

2. Description of Activities

It becomes imperative for researchers to provide the information to the readers about what happened during the field study. Hence, you must include the details of all events that take place during your field research.

The description section helps in answering the five “WH” questions as mentioned below:

What did you see and hear in your area of study?

Where does the background information of the research setting is observed and reported?

Why are you conducting this field research?,

The reason behind particular thing happening , and

Why have you included or excluded specific information?

Who are the participants in terms of gender, age, ethnicity, and other relevant variables from your observation?

When is the study being conducted (day or time when occurring actions are observed and noted)?

3. Analysis and Interpretation

While you are on the field conducting the study, you are likely to observe multiple things. However, it is up to you as to which observations do you want to interpret and record in the report. This allows you to show the reader that you are interpreting events like an informed observer. Furthermore, your theoretical framework helps you in making this decision. The analysis and interpretation of your field observations must always be placed in the larger context of the theories described in the introduction.

Some questions to ask yourself when analyzing your observations are as follows:

4. Conclusion and Recommendations

The conclusion of your field study report should summarize your report and emphasize the importance of your observations. This section has to be concise and relevant to your field study and must not include any new information. Furthermore, it is imperative to highlight any recommendations that you may have for readers to consider while conducting similar study. Additionally, describe any unanticipated problems you encountered and note the limitations of your study. Limit your conclusion to around two to three paragraphs.

5. References

The reference section must include every source that you referred to and used while writing your field study report. Since format for writing references may differ for every university, you must consult your professor to understand the format and write it accordingly.

6. Appendix

This section includes information that is not essential to explain your findings, but supports your analysis [especially repetitive or lengthy information]. It validates your conclusions and contextualize a related point. This helps the reader to understand the overall field study report.

6 Key Points to Consider While Writing a Field Study Report

A field study report focuses on factual and observational details of a project case. It must help the reader understand how theory applies to real-world scenarios. Hence, it should cover the circumstances and contributing factors to derive conclusive results from the observed and collated raw data.

Below are the key points to consider while writing a field study report:

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1. Define the Objective of Your Field Report

2. Construct a Theoretical Framework

3. Record Study Observations and Analysis

4. Include Photo Evidence of Observed Items

5. Record Overall Assessment and Recommendations

6. Validate the Observations with a Signature

Did you every try writing a field study report? How difficult or easy was it? What methods do you follow while writing a field report? Let us know about it in the comments section below!

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The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) releases the Employment Situation Summary, better known as the employment, or jobs report, at 8:30 a.m. ET on the first Friday of every month. The report is based on surveys of households and employers. It estimates the number of people on payrolls in the U.S. economy, the average number of hours they worked weekly, and their average hourly earnings, along with several versions of the unemployment rate.

The jobs report is among the most important and comprehensive economic releases, and the earliest to provide data for the prior month. Its numbers are hotly anticipated and closely parsed as a result.

Many investment firms issue estimates ahead of the report for the monthly change in nonfarm payrolls and the unemployment rate, as well as hours worked and hourly earnings. The report often moves financial markets and is used among other data by the Federal Reserve to assess the state of the economy in setting monetary policy .

Key Takeaways

The establishment survey, formally called the Current Employment Statistics Survey, gathers data from approximately 122,000 nonfarm businesses and government agencies for some 666,000 work sites and about one-third of all payroll workers. The survey is based on the weekly pay period that includes the 12th day of the month.

Anyone on the payroll of a surveyed business during that reference week, including part-time workers and those on paid leave, is included in the count used to produce an estimate of total U.S. nonfarm payrolls.

Farm workers are not included because of agriculture's seasonal nature; the sector's reliance on self-employment, unpaid family work, and undocumented workers; and its partial exemption from unemployment insurance requirements, since those records are used to compile the survey sample. The payroll data also does not include self-employed workers.

The number of jobs added in February 2023.

The establishment survey provides estimates for nonfarm payrolls, average weekly hours worked, and average hourly and weekly earnings nationwide as well as by state and metropolitan area, and by industry. The report also tallies the hours worked and earnings of production and nonsupervisory employees.

Survey results are adjusted based on the "birth/death model"—for businesses rather than people. The BLS uses it to estimate monthly payroll changes resulting from the openings and closings of businesses beyond its survey sample.

The numbers are seasonally adjusted to filter out fluctuations like the annual surge in retail sector hiring ahead of the holiday shopping season and the wintertime slowdowns in construction, though the BLS also provides the data without the seasonal adjustments.

Nonfarm payroll totals are adjusted in each of the two monthly jobs reports following the initial release to incorporate additional survey responses and the latest seasonal adjustment factors. They're also subject to annual revisions benchmarking them to updated counts from unemployment insurance tax records.

The household survey is based on monthly interviews of 60,000 households conducted for the BLS by the U.S. Census Bureau. Survey participants are asked about their employment status during the week including the 12th day of the month.

The most prominent product of the household survey is the official, or U-3, unemployment rate , calculated as a percentage of the unemployed actively seeking work relative to the labor force, or the sum of the employed and the unemployed. To be officially counted as unemployed, the survey respondent has to have been available for work in the reference week and made specific efforts to find work during the four prior weeks, unless awaiting an expected recall from a layoff.

The U.S. unemployment rate in February 2023, up 0.2% from January 2023.

The report provides alternative measures of unemployment and underemployment , including discouraged workers who would like a job but have stopped looking for one and those who would like a full-time job but are working part-time, as well as rates for job losses during the month and those unemployed 15 weeks or longer.

The proportion of the labor force relative to the civilian noninstitutional population is known as the labor force participation rate , also specified in the household survey data.

While the household survey doesn't include children under the age of 16, it covers several categories of workers not counted by the establishment payrolls survey, including the self-employed, farm workers, household employees, and unpaid family workers. As such, it is a more comprehensive measure.

The smaller sampling size of approximately 60,000 as opposed to the establishment survey's coverage of one-third of the labor force, means the household survey's measure of employment is less precise. The threshold for a statistically significant employment change in the household survey is 300,000, versus 130,000 in the establishment survey.

Household survey data on employment status is subtotaled by race, gender, age, and education, as well as veteran status and period of service; disability status; worker classification, industry, and occupation; and whether the worker is a U.S. native or foreign-born. The unemployed are also counted by reason for and the duration of unemployment.

A single month of job gains or losses is hardly a trend, and the monthly change in nonfarm payroll numbers is subject to wide fluctuations as well as sizable revisions. Still, it can be an invaluable gauge of economic trends in context with the reports from prior months and other economic data.

Employment is so integral to the U.S. economy that there is no single better proxy for its state, and the monthly jobs report is the most comprehensive employment gauge as well as one of the timeliest monthly economic indicators.

The unemployment rate and the change in nonfarm payrolls garner all the headlines and are likely the economic indicators cited most frequently by the mainstream media. But the data on earnings serve as an early and important indicator of employment costs, which can contribute to inflation . And the hours worked as well as the changes in the number of part-time and temporary workers provide leading indicators of labor demand.

The socioeconomic subcategories in the household survey help policymakers assess whether some groups are being left behind or making up ground.

How Does the BLS Collect Employment Data?

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) collects employment data via its professionally trained field economists. These agents utilize house visits, phone calls, video calls, mail, and email to gather data via a conversational approach.

How Does the BLS Measure Unemployment?

The BLS measures unemployment by dividing the total number of unemployed people looking for a job by the total number of individuals in the labor force. The way in which the BLS defines "unemployed" and "labor force" can vary depending on the specific unemployment statistic. In general, the labor force consists of those who are working as well as those who are not working but actively looking for work. If you are not working and are not looking for a job, you are not factored into unemployment.

How Is the Jobs Report Calculated?

The Jobs Report from the BLS is calculated from two surveys. One survey is the household survey, which is where the unemployment rate is calculated, and the establishment survey, which reports on the jobs added and lost each month.

Though the monthly jobs numbers can be volatile and subject to subsequent revisions, they are a crucial economic indicator. Understanding what the Employment Situation Summary measures, and why, is a must for investors and policymakers seeking to assess the state of the U.S. economy.

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DA hike for government employees may be made in today's cabinet meeting. (Sudipta Banerjee)

The government is likely to hike the dearness allowance for central government staff post the meeting scheduled on 15 March, Wednesday. According to a report by Zee news, the announcement regarding the DA hike for government employees may be made in today's cabinet meeting.

The union government may hike the DA for its over one crore employees and pensioners by four percentage points to 42% from the existing 38%, PTI reported in February this year.

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It must be noted that the DA for employees and pensioners works out based on the latest Consumer Price Index for industrial workers (CPI-IW), released by the labour ministry every month.

As per the latest data, the retail inflation dipped marginally to 6.44% in February, mainly on account of a slight easing in prices of food and fuel items though it remained above the RBI's comfort level of 6% for the second month in a row.

As per the data released on 13 March, the CPI-based inflation was at 6.52% and 6.07% in February 2022.

If any change happens, then the DA hike would be effective from 1 January 2023.

Currently, over one crore central government employees and pensioners are getting 38% DA. the last revision on the DA hike was made on 28 September 2022 and was effective from 1 July 2022.

The central government had increased DA y four percentage points to 38% based on the percentage increase in the 12 monthly All India Consumer Price Index for the period ending June 2022.

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DA is for government employees and pensioners in order to compensate them for rising prices. The cost of living increases over a period of time and is reflected through CPI-IW.

The dearness allowance is revised periodically twice a year.

Meanwhile, there's a growing stir in several states over the DA hike. Employees in the West Bengal government are agitating to press for their demand for a hike in dearness allowance at par with central government employees.

The protesters in Bengal stated they would withdraw from their hunger strike only after getting assurance from the state government regarding their demand.

Yesterday, the Madhya Pradesh government approved a 4% increase in DA allowance and pensioners with retrospect from 1 January 2023.

In Maharashtra, the state government employees are demanding rollbacking of the old pension scheme (OPS).

Whereas the Ministry of Personnel has allowed the selected government to opt for OPS. The ministry said that the employees who joined the central government services against posts advertised or notified before December 22, 2003, the day National Pension System (NPS) was notified, are eligible to join the old pension scheme under the Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules, 1972 (now 2021).

The select group of government servants can opt for this option by August 31, 2023.

Currently, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab Rajasthan and Chattisgarh have restored the old pension scheme.

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    What is an MIS report, can be explained as the reports prepared for the management of a company based on data collected automatically from different systems within the organisation. MIS is an organised system to collect, store and disseminate data in the form of specific information required to carry out management functions.

  11. The Meaning of Work Report

    The Meaning of Work is a study by global job site Indeed exploring what work means to people in the UK in 2019. The Meaning of Work Report ... The Meaning of Work report comes at a pivotal moment for the UK labour market: more people of working age have a job than ever before; unemployment is at its lowest level since the mid-1970s; and more ...

  12. Meaning of Work Report

    Der Indeed Meaning of Work Report sendet ein starkes Signal an Arbeitgeber, die auf dem heutigen wettbewerbsorientierten Arbeitsmarkt Schwierigkeiten haben, Mitarbeiter zu gewinnen und zu halten sowie an politische Entscheidungsträger, die sicherstellen wollen, dass Gleichberechtigung und faire Bezahlung weiter vorangetrieben werden. ...

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    A laboratory (lab) test is a procedure in which a health care provider takes a sample of your blood, urine, other bodily fluid, or body tissue to get information about your health. Some lab tests are used to help diagnose, screen, or monitor a specific disease or condition.

  14. REPORT

    to give a description of something or information about something to someone: We called the police to report the theft. The accident was reported in all the newspapers. [ + that clause ] The crew reported that the situation was normal. report verb (GO SOMEWHERE) [ I always + adv/prep ]

  15. Report Definition & Meaning

    Report definition, an account or statement describing in detail an event, situation, or the like, usually as the result of observation, inquiry, etc.: a report on the peace conference; a medical report on the patient. See more.

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  17. Report

    A report is a document that presents information in an organized format for a specific audience and purpose. Although summaries of reports may be delivered orally, complete reports are almost always in the form of written documents. ... in evolving an efficient or inefficient work environment. The significance of the reports includes: Reports ...

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  19. Report to Definition & Meaning

    report to: [phrasal verb] to be in a position directly below (someone, who is in charge of reviewing one's work, etc.).

  20. 167 Synonyms & Antonyms of REPORT

    noun Definition of report 1 as in boom a loud explosive sound startled by the report of a gun Synonyms & Similar Words Relevance boom blast clap bang crash pop roar crack whack thunderclap snap slam thwack tap knock smash whump howl whomp clash outcry wham thunk blare clang clamor rap uproar hubbub hue and cry clank tumult hullabaloo clangor 2

  21. Types of Reports

    1. Informational Reports. The first in our list of reporting types is informational reports. As their name suggests, this report type aims to give factual insights about a specific topic. This can include performance reports, expense reports, and justification reports, among others.

  22. Employees' Daily Reporting

    What exactly is an employees' daily report? An employee's daily task report is a documentation of his or her performance, activities, accomplishments, and achievements in a given work day. This report is usually standardized. The company or the team manager can create a template with several fields that the employee needs to fill-up to give ...

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    Ensure that you state the purpose of your field study report clearly. Determine the focus of your study and provide the relevant information. Define the setting of observations, and the methods used to collect data. 2. Construct a Theoretical Framework.

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