Conflict in teams is bad.
This seems to be the one, simple truth we can all agree on.
Disagreements or differing views and opinions are fine, and sometimes they are even healthy; providing, of course, that any criticism is constructive, and that everyone takes everyone else's points on board.
However, actual conflict in the workplace, whether direct or indirect, can be complicated.
In some cases, it is so out in the open that it disrupts the entire workplace dynamic. Other times, it is concealed and unresolved. In both cases, more often than not, it proves to be toxic and damaging to individuals, teams and companies.