8 tips to create better diagrams in a business report

Are diagrams used appropriately in reports? Could they present the information well? These are the questions you need to ask yourselves while using diagrams in business reports, since there are some awful examples appear at times. A poorly-constructed diagram can easily, though unintentionally, mislead and be misconstrued. Here are some useful tips for you to create effective diagrams.

  1. Before insert a diagram, try to make sure whether it is necessary. Don’t misuse diagrams if it’s not a must.
  2. Do not overuse diagrams in one report, because too many diagrams will cause focus lost.
  3. Don’t use default color and format, try to design and customize your own style, and make it attractive.
  4. Make the diagram title striking and straightforward.
  5. Footnote your data sources, which will make your diagram more professional.
  6. Try to reduce non-data elements, if can’t, use light colors.
  7. Use harmonious combination of colors, usually different shades of the same color are preferred.
  8. Make it simple and concise. If your diagram is conveying more than one message, try to make more than one diagram. Complicated diagrams are not recommended.

 

bar chart example

bar chart example

column chart example

column chart example

line example

line example

Pie chart example

Pie chart example

 

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  • Gain greater productivity in diagramming with features like automatically aligns and arranges all shapes.
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  • Distinct colors, fonts, shapes, styles, pictures, text, and symbols are available for each diagram object.
  • Easily visualize complex information with a wide range of diagrams. Make those diagrams even smarter and more useful by linking them to underlying data, which provides a more complete picture of the system or process.
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