At the heart of project management is organization. We strongly feel that structure is broken in other platforms, which is why created the ClickUp hierarchy. 

At first, it can be a bit daunting, but in practice it actually makes life much easier. 

Once you start with structure, you'll always have it. And once you're used to it, you'll love it. 

ClickUp's structure is outlined (from top to bottom) below: 


Your teams are the top level. Teams act as a separate dashboard and everything you see is within a team. You can join or create as many teams as you like - and easily switch between them in ClickUp. Each team has its own Spaces


Spaces are the second level and are at the heart of your settings. Each Space has its own set of settings, which you can customize. ClickUp makes it easy to switch between Spaces so you can have completely different workflows from Space to Space. Each Space has its own unique Sidebar structure, using Projects and Lists

Projects & Lists

The sidebar is made up of Projects and Lists. Basically, Projects are folders acting as a way to group and organize Lists of tasks. Projects are groups of Lists, which contain tasks. 

Every task in ClickUp is located within a List.

Read more about Projects


Lastly, this brings us to tasks, which are at the bottom of the hierarchy, but the most important part of ClickUp. Tasks inherit traits from Spaces, and again, are located within a List. You can change where a task is located at any time, but if you want to change workflow settings (like Custom Statuses) then you'll need to change this for the whole Space. 


And of course subtasks are within parent tasks. Subtasks carry the same traits as parent tasks and the Space they're in. If your Space has custom statuses and multiple assignees, your subtasks will as well. 

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