Unit 5 Assignment: Summarizing Team Development Summarizing information is a crucial skill, especially in today’s world where people often suffer from information overload. Annual reports include an executive summary, bosses often ask for memos summarizing any proposed ideas, news media is constantly summarizing the day’s events, and presentations to clients involve summarizing information so that the client can more easily understand the vital points. You briefly read about summarizing and paraphrasing to prepare you to summarize an article on trust building that you will need during your degree program.