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How to Escape Your Scary Intranet

It’s Friday the 13th…during the month of Halloween… Which means the things that go bump in the night are out in full force. Yes, including your organization’s scary looking Intranet that haunts your dreams.
 
Your Intranet doesn’t have to look like it belongs in a horror film.
 
Escape Friday the 13th, and your scary Intranet with these tips for creating a great looking and useful portal.
 

Provide Fun and Engaging Content

All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. And none of us want that to happen. Have a mix of content that balances company news, alerts, etc. with humor, employee spotlights and recognition, and gamified elements like contests and polls.
 

Use Images and Videos

It’s a no brainer. Images and videos will make your Intranet visually appealing to users. They break up the monotony of having too much text, hold user attention for longer and keep them from running in the other direction.
 

Maintain Consistent Branding

Keep your Intranet from looking like the monster Frankenstein stitched together, by having a consistent theme throughout your whole Intranet. Make sure the theme accurately reflects your organization’s branding and vision. Businesses even name their Intranet something related to the company to help with ownership and adoption.
 

Experiment

Don’t be afraid to get creative and try things that haven’t been done before. We’re not talking about mad scientist experiments here. With so many new technologies being leveraged in the workplace, organizations are constantly finding new ways to spruce up their Intranet.
 

Declutter

Keep things clean and easy to use. Utilize tailored search capabilities, so that users can find relevant content quickly and easily. Flexible Megamenus will make navigating around your Intranet easy, while keeping things tidy and sleek.
 

Have a Dynamic Design

Prevent your Intranet from turning into a zombie by making sure your Intranet has a dynamic and interactive design. An important aspect of this is having mobile responsive design functionality, which lets users access your Intranet from anywhere.
 

Get feedback

Things are often scary only because they are unknown. Constantly listen to your users and get to know their concerns and suggestions on a regular basis. Implement changes where you see fit so that your Intranet is always evolving into a bigger and better portal.
 
 
When there is something strange, and it’s your Intranet, who are you going to call?
 
Emgage!
 
Sign up for a free demo of our Intranet solution here, and let us help you escape your scary Intranet.
 
Happy Friday the 13th!

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