Brace yourself for this message: You are not unique. Your intranet could, even should, share its basic framework with other organizations.
Yes there are different organizational cultures, different traditions and customs. And certainly, a local government intranet serves different needs than the intranet of a global tech company.
However, there is a basic set of common Top Tasks, identified in this paper, that provide a framework for an employee-centric, productive intranet.