Advice to beginners in the art of writing administrative reports

A tongue-in-cheek look at the art of writing administrative reports, from reading letters of engagement to the life of the report post-publication, including choosing a title, penning the introduction, interviewing ‘experts’, hitting the right note of provocative iconoclasm, coming up with a conclusion, handing the finished article in, and distributing your work. The main thing is how to survive the process and to firmly believe –despite all the evidence to the contrary– that someone, somewhere, will read the whole thing one day.