The relationship between you and your boss is important in determining your success at work. However, having a good relationship isn't just a matter of lucking out with the right boss. It takes a focused effort by both parties to forge a strong working relationship that achieves results. Just as it's your boss's job to manage you, it's up to you to manage your boss. By taking an active role in managing your boss, you can decrease misunderstandings, improve day-to-day communication, and become even more successful in meeting the needs of your boss and your organization.