What are the disadvantages of business Reports?


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There aren't many disadvantages of business reports as they allow a business to convey what their targets and goals are, and whether they've successfully met these targets. 

That being said, here are a few disadvantages of a business report (although some might be considered trivial):

  1. Reports tell the story of whether goals have been met.  This is great if a company has met big goals, but reports can be misleading if the goals aren't big enough.  Completing easy targets looks great on a report, but in reality, a business may be selling itself short.
  2. Inaccurate information can completely negate the point of business reports.  Human error can lead to a report showing facts and figures that aren't actually facts or correct figures.  This is an issue as the whole point of a business report is to show an honest assessment of progress.
  3. Over selling progression is a trap that people can fall into when compiling business reports.  Honesty is an important factor of self-assessment, and business reports become useless if negative issues are ignored.

As you can see, there aren't a lot of disadvantages of business reports.  

They allow a business to honestly assess its progress.  The main disadvantages of business reports is that they can encourage misleading data and information, which in turns negates the point of creating a business report in the first place.

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