Project #33491 - Business Report

Business

Report

Assignment

 Overview

This

assignment

100

points

and

is

designed

to

provide

you

with

an

opportunity

analyze,

visualize,

and

report

data

in

the

form

of

a

typical

business

report.

 Instructions

You

have

already

completed

two

writing

assignments

and

received

written

feedback;

however,

it’s

important

that

we

review

my

expectations

once

again:

• Students

will

familiarize

themselves

with

the

assignment's

instructions,

referenced

textbook

pages,

evaluation

criteria,

deadlines,

and

submission

requirements.

• Assignments

will

be

prepared

using

a

business

writing

style

as

outlined

in

your

textbook.

This

material

has

already

been

assigned

and

you

have

been

tested

on

the

content.

As

you

know,

unlike

SMS

text

messages

(text-°©‐speak)

which

use

phrases,

abbreviations

and

lack

capitalization,

business

writing

requires

attention

to

detail,

format,

grammar,

capitalization,

style,

and

spelling.

• Assignments

will

be

free

of

significant

grammar,

punctuation,

capitalization,

organization,

and

format

errors.

Please

proofread

your

assignment

before

submitting

it

for

evaluation.

• Assignments

will

be

the

original

work

of

the

student

enrolled

in

the

course.

Please

review

the

syllabus

and

the

University’s

Honor

Code

for

clarification.

 Preparation

Materials

Before

attempting

this

assignment,

please

take

time

to

prepare

yourself

by

reviewing

the

following

materials: Review

the

assignment.

•  Routine

Report

(Business

Report)

Instructions

Below

Review

your

textbook.

Review

how

to

create

and

embed

chart

in

MSWord:

MSWord

07:

Description

of

how

to

use

MSWord

07

and

Excel

07

to

create

graphs.

http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/word/HA100997391033.aspx

Report

Assignment's

Instructions

1.  Read

the

University's

Academic

Honor

Code.

Conduct

that

violates

the

University's

Academic

Honor

Code

will

result

in

a

failing

grade

for

the

entire

course.

This

policy

will

be

strictly

enforced.

2.  Create

your

assignment

in

MSWord.

You

may

use

either

MW

Word

07

or

higher.

You

must

use

MSWord.

3.  Save

the

assignment

and

include

your

last

name

in

the

title

of

the

file

(e.g.

REPORT-°©‐GARCIA)

4.  Upload

(do

not

copy

and

paste)

the

saved

file

in

the

correspondingly

named

"Assignment

Drop

Box"

at

Turnitin.com

by

the

posted

due

date.

Late

Assignment

Policy

•  Assignments

not

submitted • Assignments

not

submitted

according

to

the

posted

instructions

are

also

considered

late.

 • Late

submissions

must

be

uploaded

in

the

appropriately

labeled

"Late

Drop

Box"

at

Turnitin.com

by

the

posted

"Late

Assignment

Deadline."

 • Late

submissions

are

only

eligible

for

a

maximum

of

50%

of

the

assignment's

original

point

value.

Late

Submission

Instructions

for

Partial

Credit

(Maximum

50%)

1. Review

submission

instructions

above.

2. Upload

(do

not

copy

and

paste)

the

saved

file

in

the

correspondingly

named

"Late

Assignment

Drop

Box"

at

Turnitin.com

by

the

posted

due

date.

Routine Report Assignment

Scenario:

Your company is the largest private employer in your metropolitan area, and the 43,500

employees in your workforce have a tremendous impact on local traffic. A group of city and

county transportation officials recently approached your CEO with a request to explore ways

to reduce this impact. The CEO, Ms. Suarez, has assigned you the task of analyzing the workforce's transportation habits and attitudes as a first step towards identifying potential

solutions. She is willing to consider anything from subsidized bus passes to company-owned

shuttle buses to telecommuting, but the decision requires a thorough understanding of

employee transportation needs. Figures 1 – 4 summarize data you have collected in an

employee survey.

Figure 1: Employee Carpool Habits

•  Frequency of Use: Carpooling Portion of Workforce

•  Every day, every week 10,138 (23%)

•  Certain days, every week 4,361 (11%)

•  Randomly 983 (2%)

•  Never 28,018 (64%)

Figure 2: Use of Public Transportation

•  Frequency of Use: Public Transportation Portion of Workforce

•  Every day, every week 23,556 (54%)

•  Certain days, every week 2,029 (5%)

•  Randomly 5,862 (13%)

•  Never 12,053 (28%)

Figure 3: Effect of Potential Improvements to Public Transportation

 Which of the following would you encourage you to use public transportation more • Does the nature of your work make telecommuting a realistic option? Portion of

Workforce

 • Yes, every day 3,460 (8%)

 • Yes, several days a week 8,521 (20%)

 • Yes, random days 12,918 (30%)

 • No 18,601 (43%)

Task:

Write a recommendation memo report to your supervisor, Ms. Suarez illustrating the data

you have collected and recommending two ways to solve this problem.

This is a short report; therefore, your report will not include a title page, a table of

contents, or appendices. The visualized data must be within the text (body) of the report;

do not place the data at the end of the report.

Organizational Guidelines:

TO: Ms. Suarez, CEO

FROM: Insert Your Name

DATE: Month Day, Year

SUBJECT: Workforce Transportation Habits Begin your report memo with a brief introductory statement outlining the background,

problem/opportunity/purpose, scope, and organization of the report. Refer to your text for

assistance.

In the body of your report, you are required to illustrate each set of data with figures.

Keep in mind this portion of the report requires an appropriate heading, and each of the

four figures requires a reference statement, a caption, and if applicable, a legend. Do not

place the data in a bulleted/numbered list or in a table.

For example:

APPROPRIATE SECTION HEADING

Precede the graph with a reference statement explaining what the graph illustrates. For

example, Figure 1 illustrates the employees' carpool habits.

Figure 1: Employees' Carpool Habits

Create the figure. Determine which figure best illustrates the data. Should you use a pie

chart, a bar chart or a line chart? Once you have decided which chart to use, review your

text for format requirements. How large should the chart be? Should the data be an

ascending or descending order? Where should you place the labels? Does the chart require a

legend? Is the visual clear, complete, concise, connected, and compelling (see textbook for

guidelines)?

Note: If you are not familiar with how to create chart using MSWord or importing them from

Excel and embedding them into MSWord, you should consult the Help function in MSWord or may also find it useful to review the following webpages:

Immediately following the chart, explain the significance of the data. This is referred to as

the illustration's caption.

For example, As you can see from Figure 1,....

After all four chart are completed, offer two possible solutions to the problem. Each solution

should be logically derived from the data and each must be adequately explained. This

section of the report also requires an appropriate heading. There should only be two

solutions for the entire report.

For example:

APPROPRIATE SECTION HEADING

Introduce this section of the report with a paragraph previewing your recommendations.

Solution 1: XXX

Explain your solution and why it is a logical option.

Solution 2: XXX

Explain your solution and why it is a logical option.

Close your report with a summary of the key points as they appeared in the report body. Do

not introduce new facts into your closing paragraph. End by inviting Ms. Suarez to contact

you to discuss the report's recommendations.

Evaluation Criteria

Outstanding: (90-100%)

The report demonstrates superior application of business communication concepts and

principles outlined in the readings and exercises. The assignment does not contain errors in

content, grammar, spelling, punctuation, format, and/or the visualization of the data. All

four of the data sets are illustrated properly.

Above Average: (80-89%)

The report demonstrates above average application of business communication concepts

and principles outlined in the readings and exercises. The assignment has a few minor

errors in content, grammar, spelling, punctuation, format, and/or the visualization of the

data. All four of the data sets are illustrated properly.

Satisfactory: (70-79%)

The report demonstrates satisfactory application of business communication concepts and

principles outlined in the readings and exercises. The assignment has a moderate number of

errors in content, grammar, spelling, punctuation, format, and/or visualization of the data.

Three of the data sets are illustrated properly.

Poor: (1-69%)

The report has an inconsistent application of business communication concepts and

principles outlined in the readings and exercises and/or has frequent and serious errors in

content, grammar spelling, punctuation, format, and/or the visualization of the data that

distorts the meaning. At least two sets of data are not illustrated properly.

Incomplete: 0 points (0%)

The memo was not submitted before the due date and/or was not completed according to

the published instructions.

Conduct that violates the University's Academic Honor Code will result in a failing

grade for the entire course. Please review the University's Honor Code and your

syllabus for additional details. If you have questions regarding the policy, please

speak with your instructor and/or your academic advisor. This policy will be

 

strictly enforced.

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