Collage Network is itself the result of a collaboration between Nikki Fishman and Pamela Mclean.
Nikki Fishman and Pamela Mclean have been working closely together since 2008 as documented on http://dadamac.net A Panorama programme titled “ Finished at Fifty” at the end of 2011 so incensed them and was the catalyst to setting up Collage Network in February 2012.
The programme implied that if you became redundant all you needed to do was to improve your appearance, brush up your CV and lower your expectations and somehow it was your own fault that you were still unemployed. The programme did not address the systemic changes in the world of work.
With unemployment rising and less certainty than ever about future career paths, Collage Network offers a new solution. Called the Collage Model of Collaboration (CMC) it works like this:
Rather than pursuing the “old ways” of applying for work — and facing the likelihood of diminishing returns in a shrinking jobs market — we encourage the jobless to utilise their personal skills, time, and enthusiasm to collaborate with others to develop burgeoning networks of mini-organisations and companies, each with their own earning potential.
Our emphasis is on enabling those involved to be more proactive and take more personal control of their future opportunities.