It is easy to believe they do not have the best intents.
Or they are trying to get out of their work.

Maybe that’s true. Maybe it’s not. Maybe they just need some space.

What I have learnt in 12+ years of building teams, is that if someone is acting out as an anomaly, they always have a reason that needs to be addressed to. They may need their time, space and perhaps nothing beyond transactional conversations.

Sometimes letting some things be is the way to letting things brew.