Most of us have heard of Santa's omniscience in knowing and grading children's behavior on a simple pass/fail (bad/good) scale. But in the past few years, there's been an exciting new development in the whole “Naughty/Nice List” tradition in the form of mass market Elves on the Shelf (shown below being all smug and judgmental). These elves are made to surveil children in the weeks before Christmas, covertly reporting back to Santa what they witness for ease of naughty/nice determination.
While initially seen as a huge advance in collecting timely child behavior data from the field, the elves too are not without their flaws. Some words about the elves from those in Santa’s workshop highlight their drawbacks:
How Fulcrum revolutionizes naughty/nice data collection
With field inspection apps like the one shown, elves are given clear directions and checklists for children’s deeds, both good and bad, ensuring consistent grading from house to house, and elf to elf. Supervisors back at the workshop can easily check in on elves’ locations and even watch as they do their work to ensure that every elf is not slacking off to party with Barbie.
Finally, gone are the days where an elf would have to end his exhausting day of spying with a quick trip to the North Pole to give a report. With field inspection management software, the data is uploaded and shared in real-time with any supervisor or Santa himself for quick cataloging of naughtiness and niceness, along with available powerful custom reports to swiftly determine whether a kid deserves a PS5 or a lump of coal. And for the real hard cases, the elf in the field can refer the erring child for follow-on remediation activities from a colleague.
Thank you to Santa and his field team of elves for trusting Fulcrum for naughty/nice reconnaissance – and happy holidays and a prosperous New Year to all!
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