GDQ consultants must have considerable knowledge of group development theory and research.


The GDQ measures group functioning. It is not intended, nor does it provide, information about individuals.


The GDQ is intended to assist and support groups in working towards their goals.


The GDQ is a helpful tool and, whenever possible, training in its use should be made available to qualified professionals from non-profit and for-profit organisations.


The confidentiality of the contents of the GDQ must be preserved.


The GDQ is an instrument with considerable research and there is also ongoing research into its effectiveness with different kinds of groups in a variety of organizations.  Therefore, GDQ users are sometimes asked to commit themselves to participate in research studies by sharing their data with GDQ Associates.


It is important to work with groups within the parameters of what is known and to be cautious about the ways in which one intervenes based on the GDQ results.