A manager’s role in a typical organization “is the planning, organizing, leading, and controlling of human and other resources to achieve organizational goal efficiently and effectively” (Jones, 2011). Managers are now like an intermediary between their employees and upper management. It is in their best interest to relay the needs and goals to either side and make sure everything is running as smoothly as possible with the resources available. “Much of management is about making decisions… Top managers must decide how to allocate scarce financial resources among competing projects, how best to structure and control the organization, and what business-level strategy the organization should be pursuing. And, regardless of their functional orientation, all managers have to make decisions about matters such as what performance evaluation to give to a subordinate” (Jones, 2011). There are many traits that individuals should possess in order to be effective in a management position. These traits needing to fit into the four functions of management which are planning, organizing, leading, and controlling.