The Richmond, Va., headquarters of innovation consultancy Play can take the starch out of even the most rigid corporate collar. The floors are cluttered with foursquare courts and trampolines, the walls adorned with chalk graffiti. Play\u2019s Executive Storyteller Jennifer Ebert, sounding like a lecturer in Anthro 101, says that the company uses symbols, values and artifacts in its offices to form a creative culture.Play is one of a growing number of consultancies that purport to help older (read: less creative) organizations act like young companies. "They know they must become more innovative and creative, but they don\u2019t know how to do it," Ebert says. "They know it can\u2019t be done in a one-day retreat; they need a long-term sustainable culture change." Play uses toys in the office to open its clients\u2019 minds and start them on the road to "looking at more stuff and thinking about it harder"?the company\u2019s mantra.If rubber balls and finger paints won\u2019t stimulate your crew, try the Eureka Ranch in Cincinnati, where new ideas are herded like cattle. Head Rancher Doug Hall leads clients, such as Coca-Cola and American Express, through the ranch\u2019s entry point, the Brain Brew Saloon, en route to a three-day session. Whether garish themes and kitschy decor will enable upstarts to compete with the big boys?Boston\u2019s Gen3 Partners or San Francisco\u2019s Strategos, two companies with a history of helping clients use technology to innovate?remains to be seen. But hey, it\u2019s certainly creative.