Weekly status report template

On the heels of our previous post (Making a status report with Priority Matrix), I just wanted to talk about different formats that you might use for an employee weekly status report template.

We’ve compiled a few templates from other sources below.

Before digging deeper, let’s also review WHY you’d want to make a weekly status report. A recent article by the NY Times indicates that it is helpful to measure results, not hours. A weekly status report would provide the necessary update in a team environment. Here’s a relevant excerpt:

“But it’s not enough to think and observe. You need to communicate — often. Every week, write down a list of your assigned tasks — short-term assignments and long-term goals — and rank them by importance, from your perspective. Then ask your boss to weigh in on the list.”

At Appfluence, we do daily reports as a way to achieve clarity for the team. While it is not mandatory, it is absolutely helpful to keep everyone updated to your road blocks, progress, and accomplishments. Here’s a real screenshot of our daily send out. This is automatically generated by Priority Matrix, in this case on the Mac.

Weekly status report template

From the Northwestern University website, you can find the following template:


Weekly Status Report
To: __________
From: __________
Subject: Status_______
Period Ending: __________
Self-assessment: Green, Yellow, or Red_
Activities Completed this week
Completed deliverables:

Activities in process

Activities to be started next week

Long-term projects

Issues for immediate attention
Key team interdependencies


From the Microsoft Office website, here is a sample weekly status report template:


Planned Dates
Actual Dates
(example-Kickoff meeting)
(Delayed due to xyz, etc…)


 Accomplished this week:
  • (Task)
Planned for next week:
  • (Task)
Issues/Risks identified:
  • (Description)


Here at Appfluence, we use the following simple bulleted lists to notify each other by email what we are individually working on.


Last week:
  • List the tasks you completed last week
This week:
  • List the tasks you plan to complete this week
  • Write down any obstacles or roadblocks that you might encounter/have already encountered
  • Add comments or questions that may aid in conveying what you are doing to your intended audience.


Here is a .pmatrix file for you to use with Priority Matrix. Some example action items are included for you.

Weekly status report template: Priority Matrix

Weekly status report template in Priority Matrix

Download the Weekly Status Report Template .pmatrix file here.

Let us know if you have any weekly status report templates of your own! We would love to hear about ways people are staying productive and accomplishing tasks!

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  3. I’m so excited about starting to use this App. I’m typically working on atleast a dozen projects and miscellaneous tasks on top of those at the office. I feel like this App will allow me to get everything in one place and clear my min. It looks like giving updates for individual projects to coworkers by email will be great.
    Heres what I need to also be able to do: Summarize all projects with a few bullets
    on a weekly basis. I don’t want to have one project per page, 4-5 would be ideal. Is there a way of doing this?


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