I have been at a mid-size company for a while (over a year) in team X in a software capacity. I am not growing as well as I anticipated within X and I have been more than patient with regards to the attempts by my line manager (and subsequently, his manager) to improve the situation for me, all of which have failed. This has been going on for many months and I have been looking for employment elsewhere until recently when a position opened up internally to join team Y.
I am seriously considering applying for the transfer but have some hesitation due to the potential awkwardness this may cause me. The company is small enough such that it is quite probable I will cross paths with ex team members on a regular basis. Furthermore, Team X harbors somewhat of a negative view of other teams, predominantly team Y, which makes me worry that I will more than likely become a sort of target too, especially as I have moved.
I am asking how to deal with the awkwardness that will more than likely occur should I transfer teams.