Glossary Term: Gatekeeper


A gatekeeper is someone who controls access to something. They purposefully restrict access to people, information or physical space.

Is gatekeeping toxic?

Gatekeeping can be very toxic, exclusionary, and hurtful to many. It can be very harmful to someone’s mental health. Gatekeeping in corporate culture can detract from the success of an organization. It prevents every individual from equal access or information.

What are some examples of gatekeeping in the workplace?

Gatekeeping in the workplace can include requiring ever-increasing credentials for certain jobs. It can also involve restricting access to information. Gatekeeping can also involve preventing relationships with individuals higher in the corporate structure.

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