In his Medium article, Johnnie Moore talks about the relational corollary to technical debt in projects: emotional debt. This is the accumulation of often unspoken and unresolved tensions on teams that creates drag on collaboration, creativity and fulfillment.
This kind of social debt happens in the absence of teams having simple, comfortable ways to form agreements on what it means to work well together for everyone’s good. Once this habit develops, emotional debt is reduced and prevented. Everyone gains.