A reward for a specific behavior, designed to encourage that behavior. also called inducement.

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As if buying the car wasn't good enough, the incentive to push the purchase through made it completely impossible to decline the generous offer.

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The incentive was increased the following month and, sure enough, productivity saw an increase that month as well, the manager was rewarded as well.

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Sales compensation generally consists of two main components, a fixed component and an incentive component, possibly with bonuses on top of this, with the incentive component calculated transparently according to a formula that the sales agent knows.

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