Reports and propositions are necessary in order to spell out what action the PRO or consultant recommends. Reporting is a tool management understands and appreciates as it shows logical, responsible thinking. Even in an age of multimedia presentations, written reports are used extensively to summarize existing activity and research, and to propose future action. Armed with a written scheme and calculated costs, the practitioner is in a strong position to argue his or her case. A proposition should never be made unless you have researched the subject thoroughly and can back up your arguments with facts and figures.