Collaboration is an important skill that the Public Administratior needs. You are basically have the overall control of the organization, with that being said ythe most important atttribute is understanding the difference between control and collaboration along with some leadership skills. When you have collaborative activity, you are putting all the minds together to develope the solution, you are not controlling but coming up with solutions. Collaboration is not only with staff, but with Public Leaders, Corporations, Non Profit Groups, and the list goes on. You need to have good listening and understanding capabilities.