I'd classify incentives into two kinds - positive and negative.
Few examples of positive incentives (in no specific order):
-passion in you area of work
-appreciation from peers and superiors
-ambition to accomplish something
-money (money can also be a negative incentive depending on how you look at it)
-urge to make your end customer happy
Examples for negative incentives:
-fear of losing your job
-fear of having to deal with an irate customer
-fear of a bad appraisal
-fear of losing out in competition to your peers
-fear of your superior
-money again (rather, the fear of not having enough money)
(the common element if you notice is *fear*, hence the term *negative* incentive)
If your incentives lie mostly on the second half, you need to seriously think over your work philosophy and figure out a way of converting your incentive system to a positive one. And trust me, the solution is mostly not in switching your job, workplace or team (though there may be exceptions). The solution mostly is a shift in the way you perceive & react to things.
By the way, if you are a manager and you rely heavily on the second half to get things done, you are sitting on a volcano.
This is an impulse post, will get back and refine once I distill these thoughts further.