Are lousy navigation menus killing your intranet?

Use these six tips to help your employees find their way around your internal hub, so they keep coming back for more.

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Every intranet needs navigation menus to help users find their way around.

Although the Enterprise Search is best for scoping out specific items with keywords, navigation menus create a call to action by advertising important options that users may not otherwise know exist. However, not all menus are created equal.

Building great navigation menus comes with experience, so here are six tips to help give your menu-building skills a boost:

1. Keep it simple. Focus on tasks that are essential to your organization’s objectives. Don’t attempt to mirror your entire information structure by cramming in as much as possible. Categorize items logically and in easily recognizable patterns without letting your menu become a cluttered sea of text.

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