In Nick Lynch’s world, no two days are the same – and in fact, his day can often change in the blink of an eye. This busy Business Analyst covers all of McDonald’s social data needs, so how does he gear up for the week? By laughing all the way into the office!
- Everyone gets a “Case of the Mondays.” What helps you get through your Monday? Is it a quote, or personal or professional goals?
I use my Monday commute as a time to not only wake up, but as a way to mentally prepare myself for the return to the office environment. I listen to the comedy/movie trivia podcast “Doug Loves Movies.” I spend my commute laughing and attempting to answer movie trivia with the comedian contestants on the podcast. I like to come into the office in a good mood and ready to attack my week.
- What is your favorite part of your current position with JMC?
I love that I get to work with multiple different teams for the McDonald’s client, and that I have the opportunity to support each team’s individual goals with social data.
- Do you have a favorite playlist or podcast you listen to at work?
Lately, I’ve been listening to the “A-List: R&B” podcast on Apple Music. I can zone in on my work and vibe at the same time.
- Do you have a daily routine that helps you through your day?
I do not have a specific daily routine as the objectives and needs of my team reprioritize throughout the day. I do try to break my requests/projects into smaller sub-tasks. So, if I find myself on a day where my schedule gets turned around, I can try to complete the smaller sub-tasks throughout a busy day in between meetings/high priority projects.
- Any exciting projects you are currently working on?
Over the past couple of months, we have been working on dashboards for both monthly and daily social performance. I have had the opportunity to play a key role in the data validation and design curation of the dashboard.