English translation: any starting point is possible
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08:12 Feb 24, 2006
English to English translations [PRO] Management
English term or phrase:gets on
Please tell me what does mean "gets on" here?
“Strategic planning is the process by which the guiding members of an organization envision its future and develop the necessary procedures and operations to achieve that future” (Goodstein, Nolan, & Pfeiffer, 1992). It is an iterative process, with no clear beginning or ending point. It can be viewed much like a merry-go-round. What an organization does first depends upon where it “gets on.”
Explanation: A merry-go-round goes roound in a circle and you can get on it at any point. I think the meaning is that the strategy in question is one which consists of several points but does not have to begin at any particular one of them, you can start where you like and go on through the rest of them from there.