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What is the meaning of Gatekeeper?

A gatekeepers in an organisation is someone what directly controls a situation. A gatekeeper often controls access to parts of an organisation or people within it. Gatekeepers are found in all functions and at all levels. Getting gatekeepers on board is a principle, not a technique (Weisbord, 1987: 88-91). Note that in the context of risk management and decision making, gatekeeper is taken to mean more than Andersen and Richardson (1997: 109) suggest. They use the term gatekeeper to describe a contact person within the target organisation. In the context of risk management and decision making, a gatekeeper can be the same contact person but can be a person who overtly or covertly controls access to information, to people or can influence acceptance of management intervention processes.

Books Related to Gatekeeper

Jacques Steinberg, "The Gatekeepers : Inside the Admissions Process of a Premier College".
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Anthony Horowitz, "Gatekeepers, The #1: Raven's Gate : Raven's Gate (Gatekeepers, The)".
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