The interviewer would like to know if you are the type of employee to be motivated by financial incentives or rewards in the workplace. If you are not incentive-driven, you can clarify for the interviewer the other ideas in which you are best motivated. Discuss any performance incentives you may have earned in the past.
"I feel that performance incentives are a great idea. They keep an employee motivated to do a great job and ensure that they are on top of their KPI's. The majority of people are very enthused about being rewarded for their successes, myself included."
"I cannot say that I have been offered performance incentives in the past, but that sure sounds like a nice idea. I am a high-achiever, regardless of an incentive being present but it is nice to feel appreciated."
"I think performance incentives are important for driving people to get results. For me, as a manager, I feel incentives give me some skin in the game and get my team engaged in making an impact towards the company's desired results."
"I love performance incentives! In my current role, we have a few contents per year, primarily based on financial goals and project results. So far, I have one a free day off, and coffee from Starbucks for a week! What types of incentives do you have for fun, here at Company ABC?"
"My current company always runs a sales contest of some sort. Usually, the win is tied to sales results but sometimes to customer feedback. I think these incentives are fun! I have earned a couple of gift cards so far."
"As a sales professional, it's important to me that I have the opportunity to work towards fun and challenging incentives. Currently, my company does not offer anything like this and if I could change it, I would. It's amazing what a little bit of healthy competition can do amongst a sales team."
"I feel that performance incentives are a great idea. They keep an employee motivated to do a great job and ensure that they are on top of their KPI's. The majority of people are very enthused about being rewarded for their successes."