a euphemism for corporate conflict.
Short and sweet and right.
In management teams, lack of communication is often a symptom of conflict between the team members. People don’t hear each other because they don’t want to. I’ve seen highly intelligent people affect not to understand something because they didn’t like it. The person making the suggestion would then try to explain it in a different way. Completely futile, of course, because those on the receiving end were determined not to understand him come what may.