Case | HBS Case Collection | March 2010 (Revised July 2014)

Toby Johnson (A): Leading After School

by Boris Groysberg, Leslie Danford, Amy Lodge and Tereh Sayles


After completing her MBA in 2007, Toby Johnson, a former army pilot with the 18th Airborne Corps Rapid Deployment Force, joined PepsiCo's Leadership Development Program (LDP). For her first assignment with PepsiCo, Johnson accepted a position as a manufacturing-manager at a Frito-Lay plant in Williamsport, PA. The Williamsport plant had 200 employees and 54 million pounds of production per year. The case describes how Johnson took charge of the plant, and her action plan for implementing a new set of changes. During Johnson's tenure at Williamsport, the plant was nominated as a potential site for a company-wide transformative initiative. This initiative would entail major changes in the current team structure and incentive program within Frito-Lay. Johnson needed to think carefully about this change implementation.

Keywords: Leading Change; Organizational Change and Adaptation; Organizational Structure; Compensation and Benefits; Business or Company Management;


Groysberg, Boris, Leslie Danford, Amy Lodge, and Tereh Sayles. "Toby Johnson (A): Leading After School." Harvard Business School Case 410-103, March 2010. (Revised July 2014.)