That which gets in the way of my mission is my mission.Tim Ferriss, quoting somebody
If you have that feeling that something is up with the team – there’s a misunderstanding, or tension, or a stressful silence – you should address it as soon as possible.*
Don’t let it simmer. Don’t hope it will go away – they always come back.
Ask what’s going on. Get the relevant people into the same room.
Far better to go through the discomfort of a difficult conversation now than to put up with the debilitating ongoing emotional friction and nameless dread that comes with a festering, unspoken or unknown conflict.
*Unless you’re really sure that it’s something that demands thorough preparation