Currently when the user uses the platform is able to choose an active organization (within his organization) and which data he wants to include. The current solution indicates a narrow bar under the top navigation which informs the user regarding data included. The issue appears when the user has more than viewport width active sub-organizations / organizations. What would be the best solution to display it?

Dropdown or maybe just pop-over on hover effect? Or maybe some other solution?

If its pop-over - the user has to "hover" to preview all included data and this can be hard to remember.

If it's dropdown - If the bar gets to 3-4 rows I think having such a large and visually "heavy" element would feel distracting.

Any feedback/insights? dropdown example

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    What the platform used for? What is the relationship between organizations? What data is being included and for what purpose? I'm having a hard time putting this into context. Could you rewrite it using an example / anecdote? Thanks
    – Nicolas
    Commented Nov 6, 2020 at 2:38
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    Dear Nicolas, thank you again for your interest. It is a data-driven platform for the HR sector. This component of the platform is responsible for choosing the organizations / sub-organizations. The user choice will affect the visible data. So for instance if user will choose just Company - will see the data relevant just to this organization. If the user will choose Company 1 and Company 2 - will see the data relevant for both organizations. Commented Nov 6, 2020 at 8:20
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    The relationship between organizations is that they are all part of bigger organizations so ie. Unilever or Nestle have many small organizations within their brand Commented Nov 6, 2020 at 8:20
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    is the user choosing companies at a global level (affecting everything displayed under dashboard, surveys, analysis) or local (only affecting analysis)?
    – Nicolas
    Commented Nov 6, 2020 at 10:49
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    Showing a list of organizations in the screen does not mean the users will read it. They are notorious for not reading. Making it more actionable, as a step to confirm after an edit, will make it more noticeable.
    – Nicolas
    Commented Nov 6, 2020 at 23:07

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Visual options I see:

  1. Shorten it. E.g. "Company, HQ, IT..."
  2. Aggregate it. E.g. "13 companies"
  3. Abstract it to bigger organisations if possible. E.g. "Nestle (10/14)"

You would probably want a way for the user to view the full list with an accordion or a tooltip/popover.

But I also agree with Nicolas that a big bar that is always visible will probably be dismissed as not important by a lot of users.

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